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Prototype tiny house slides open its walls to let the outside in

• By Adam Williams

The unique dwelling features a flexible interior layout and space-saving furniture, as well as hand crank-operated sliding walls that open it up to the outside, allowing adventurous types to relax, sleep, and even bathe out in the open.

Casa Ojalá was first unveiled as an ambitious proposal back in 2019, followed by a decision to go ahead and build it, and the project has now reached the completed prototype stage.

It's designed by Italian architect Beatrice Bonzanigo and measures 27 sq m (290 sq ft). Structurally, it consists of a concrete foundation and steel base and is otherwise mostly made from timber, as well as recycled plastic, plus fabric and ceramic.