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Full home unfolds in 1-hour, kitchen & bathroom included

•, Kirsten Dirksen

In under an hour, it unfurls to reveal a kitchen with a refrigerator, double sink, oven, and dishwasher and a bathroom with a shower/tub, sink, counter, mirror, and sliding glass door.

Father/son team Paolo and Galiano Tiramani have been prototyping the idea since 2017 and have recently moved into a 170,000-square-foot factory in order to mass-produce their "instant house". Galiano explains, "Ford builds one F-150 every 53 seconds. We want to beat that."

Galiano calls the Casita a universal building block and says that they can be stacked or placed side by side to create other housing configurations. They plan to release other box sizes in the future: "likely 20x20, 20x30, 20x40, 20x60".