Airbnb co-founder needed a tiny prefab. He built Backyard ADU

November 17, 2022 john 20 21032 24:15

In 2015, Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia wanted a backyard house, but couldn’t find anything he liked, so he decided to get into the business of creating and selling ADUs. Seven years later, he has launched Backyard, an off-grid steel prefab that comes in 5 colors and 2 sizes (a 430-square-foot studio and a 550-square-foot one-bedroom).…

T-frame home unfolds in 5 hours, hinges resist quakes/storms

February 13, 2022 john 20 80418 12:37

After the 2009 earthquake in Central Italy left 40,000 people homeless, Nico D’Incecco and the team at A-Fold began thinking of how they could help provide quickly deployable shelters. In 2019, they released a house that unfolds in hours and provides anti-seismic security. The wooden houses are prefabricated, loaded onto trucks for transport and unfolded…