I'M A TURTLE!: Pocket-Sized Portable 'House'

January 31, 2012

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This is a 'house' that fits in your pocket, created by Barcelona designer Martin Azura, whose work focuses on minimalistic and environmentally friendly constructions. It's basically an incredibly lightweight balloon that can be carried in your pocket and used for shelter. *patting backpack* Thanks, but I think I'm good on portable shelter. "Sssshhhhhhh -- he thinks he's one of us." YOU SHUT THE F*** UP, DONATELLO.

The Basic House is a temporary housing solution so portable it can be folded up to fit in your pocket. Created from a metalized polyester material, when unfolded it self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun to provide an instant shelter.


Once inside the shelter, the material reflects your body heat to keep the user warm. If reversed the material will reflect the sun to keep a cool interior.

Great idea, just stop calling it a house. A house isn't just an enclosed space, there's usually more to it. I dunno, a bookshelf or something. I LIVE ON THE STREETS.

Meet the house that fits in your pocket [dvice]

Thanks to Ashraf, who agrees if this is a house then the guy living on my corner with two refrigerator boxes taped together in an L shape must have a f***ing mansion.

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