You can soon own a foldable house that can be transported anywhere in minutes, thanks to IIT Madras students

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You can soon own a foldable house that can be transported anywhere in minutes, thanks to IIT Madras studentsNow, you may be able to fold a two-storeyed house made out of metal frames, thanks to eight civil engineering students from IIT-Madras.
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This bunch of innovative students have developed a prototype of a portable house that can prove immensely useful at times of natural disasters.

Shreeram, a third year civil engineering student who is a part of this stellar innovation, said, “Hundreds of people were displaced and had no shelter after the floods in the city last year. It was then we decided to come up a foldable house. Wooden panels can be used as walls. Any material can be used.”

52-feet in length and breadth and close to 40-feet tall, the walls of this are interchangeable. Sounds unreal?

Here's more: You can unfold its metal frames and fix panels, which will act as the walls of the house.

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What's more - there are provisions for electricity and water supply as well!

Rooms can be dismantled and folded, but the toilet (13-metre) is a separate box which gets fitted to the one end of the main house’s frame.

While, the project is still in the prototype stage, the students are looking to set up a startup to make this a reality. They are hoping to sell each unit for Rs 3 lakh when the house is ready for commercial use.