Here is one of the most unusual tiny houses I have seen in some time. The sCarabane looks like something that is maybe ten or twenty years ahead of its time. At the same time, it has an almost retro-futurist vibe about it. But it doesn’t just look ahead of its time, it is ahead of its time. It is fully self-sufficient, harnessing the wind and sun for energy. It can be folded up and collapsed for transportation, and when it is set up, it can rotate in any direction. Let’s check it out!
Here we see the house when it is unfolded. Let’s see what it looks like when it is collapsed and on the road.
Seriously, even in that state, this structure draws attention!
Before the house is set in place, a track needs to be put down on the ground:
The house then goes on top of it, like so:
It takes around 30 minutes to collapse or expand the home.
This is what the house looks like once it is all set up:
The house can rotate to follow the wind or the sun, or it can be rotated to any angle you want.
You’re probably wondering what this cool futuristic house looks like from the inside. Well, let’s head on in and find out.
This cozy bedroom nook looks like the perfect place to relax. Check out the view through that huge window!
The kitchen also has a futuristic vibe.
Here is a different angle which looks out toward the porch.
The home features some unique skylights.
You can see the kitchen on the right in this shot and the roomy table on the left. Through the door ahead is another bedroom.
The bedroom features its own door to the outdoors.
It also has some cool futuristic shelving and a desk which can be collapsed into the wall when not in use.
Back in the kitchen, here you can see the sink and countertop, which can also be used as a small bar.
This is the control panel which can be used for rotation and other features.
From this angle, you can get a better look at the dining nook. As you can see, it can seat up to six people comfortably.
As of right now, there is still no price set on the sCarabane, as it is still under development. While the house is powered almost entirely by the sun and the wind, the team is working on making it water self-sufficient as well using a system of tanks, rainwater collectors and micro- and nano-filtrations. Propane is also still required to cook.
Visit the official site for sCarabane here. This looks to be the vacation home or fulltime residence of the future. The innovative design is quirky, fun, and practical. Keep an eye on it to see how it develops!