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This Spanish proposal, for a mobile home that is prefabricated and lifted into position, is an elegant exploration of an idea that is well tested, but which has had its ups and downs over the years.

One of the interesting things about this design, known as ÁPH80 and designed by Ábaton Architects, is that the internal spaces do not feel like a caravan. From the exterior the building feels more like a small and abstracted house, than a portable cabin. It looks sculptural and bespoke.

Portable house

Its relatively abstract design raises the benchmark from an inexpensive way to provide housing, to something more exclusive – say a country weekend retreat, or a writer’s cabin.
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