This "fold-away house" is easily transportable and easily erected as a temporary shelter in disaster areas

Foldaway house

An entrepreneur in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa has invented a "fold-away house" to be used as temporary shelter in disasters.

The waterproof, 14 square metredwelling comes with two windows and a wooden door and weighs littlemore than 800kg, providing the basic requirements for emergencyshelter.Made from galvanised metal, it is easilytransportable, being just 24 centimetres high when folded, and can beerected by a handful of people in under five minutes.The container-like, modular structures can also bejoined to provide accommodation for large families, as well as modifiedto include insulation and heat extractors.

Source: southafrica.infoAdded: 9 January 2007