Casa Transportable ÁPH80
by Ábaton

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Spanish architecture studio Ábaton has developed a micro home that can be transported on the back of a lorry and placed almost anywhere (+ slideshow).

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

Ábaton chose dimensions of nine by three metres to provide just enough space for two people and also allow the transportable house to be hoisted onto the back of a truck.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

"The proportions are the result of a thorough study by our architects' team so that the different spaces are recognisable and the feeling indoors is one of fullness," said Ábaton.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

Externally the home is clad entirely in grey cement-board panels, creating a monolithic form.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

However, some of these panels hinge open to reveal sliding glass doors in the front and windows to the sides.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

A combined living room and kitchen is positioned in the centre with a bathroom and bedroom either side, all under a gabled roof that reaches 3.5 metres at its peak.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

Spanish fir wood stained white lines the interior, which is furnished with products by Spanish design brand Batavia.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

The unit can be manufactured in four to six weeks and assembled in just one day.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

Ábaton also rebuilt a crumbling stone stable in the countryside of western Spain and converted the building into a self-sufficient family home.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

If you're into mobile architecture, check out a quilted cube bedroom attached to the back of a tricycle and a house on a sled that can be towed off the beach to avoid incoming tides.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

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Photographs by Juan Baraja.

The architects provided us with the following information:


Ábaton is proud to present its brand new project Portable Home ÁPH80

Twenty-seven square metres, sectional and for immediate placement.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

Ábaton has developed the ÁPH80 series as a dwelling ideal for two people, easily transported by road and ready to be placed almost anywhere. The proportions are the result of a thorough study by our architects’ team so that the different spaces are recognisable and the feeling indoors is one of fullness.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

It is a simple yet sturdy construction made of materials chosen to provide both comfort and balance. ÁPH80 embodies the principles and objectives of Ábaton: wellbeing, environmental balance, and simplicity.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

ÁPH80 has three different spaces measuring 27 square metres (9x3): a living room/kitchen, a full bathroom and double bedroom. Its gabled roof is 3.5 metres high indoors. Most of the materials can be recycled and meet the sustainable criteria that Ábaton applies to all its projects. It blends in with the environment thanks to its large openings that bring the outdoors inside.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

The use of wood throughout the building not only adds calmness and balance but it is also hypoallergenic. The sourced wood comes from regulated forests (will regrow to provide a wide range of other benefits such as further carbon storage, oxygen generation and forest habitat).

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

Technical Data

The outside is covered with grey cement wood board. Ventilated façade with ten-centimetre thermal insulation around the building. Solid timber structure manufactured through numerical control; inside timber panels made of Spanish Fir Tree dyed white. ÁPH80 has been designed and manufactured fully in Spain.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

Manufacturing time: four to six weeks. Assembly time: one day. Transportation by road.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

We are currently developing simpler series that can be added to the ÁPH80 to suit every particular need, creating larger spaces and contributing to the project’s versatility.

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton
Floor plan
  • HJ

    But what about flushing the toilet?

  • Massimo

    Any storage??

    • ÁBATON Arquitectura

      Hello Massimo,

      What do you mean by storage? It has built in storage space in the bedroom, living-kitchen and some shelves underneath the wash basin.

  • Els Bee

    I do not see any rain catchment system or water storage. How does one take a shower, flush the toilet, wash dishes? Where does the grey water go?

    I like the overall design, however this is not a mobile home. Everything inside would need to be packed up in boxes to move this house, otherwise chaos and lots of broken items!

    The design is clean and livable and if the above issues were addressed would make a terrific small home!

  • Els Bee

    p.s. solar panels would be great for electricity. How does this home hook up to the grid in the middle of a field?

    Beautiful design overall.

  • Will

    It’s just a box though? It’s just a small house that doesn’t have foundations, hardly mind-blowing. Apologies for my ignorance that will inevitably be pointed out, but really it is.

  • Laura

    Nice! But, same question as below: what about the sewage system?

    Can we have an idea of the price?

  • Anna

    What is the approximate cost of a storage home like this? Without furniture, just with the bathroom and kithen.

  • Anna

    Btw, I think it’s great! That’s why I asked for the price :)

  • Gary Walmsley

    “Externally the home is clad entirely in grey cement-board panels, creating a monolithic form.”

    MY CORRECTION: Externally the home is clad entirely in grey cement-board panels, creating a dull, blotchy and oppressive form.