We’ve seen many post-apocalyptic housing concepts before, but none have been quite as, well, realistic as the Japanese EDV-01. Daiwa House is actually producing these houses, which can spring up into mobile-houses with the push of a button. (Video)


They’re small even by Japanese standards, at 6m x 2.5m x 2.4m, but pretty sturdy, weighing 10 tons. It’d take a lot to push one over, but apparently they’re designed to be mobile and could house a couple of people fairly comfortably with a bathroom, kitchen, beds, and satellite connectivity in case the phone networks die.


There are also fuel cells and batteries along with solar panels, to properly escape the grid—whether it’s through choice or otherwise.

Via Gizmodo