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A flat-pack modular home you can assemble yourself

In this video, we go the behind the scenes with the young founders of U-Build – a modular construction system that even completely inexperienced builders can assemble with simple hand tools.

U-Build’s flat-pack kit is made from CNC-cut plywood; components are slotted together like puzzle pieces using only a mallet and a drill. By following a simple set of instructions, one or two people can build a home, a backyard studio or accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or even furniture.

The idea works as follows: pieces must be assembled to create hollow boxes that stack and bolt together to create walls and a roof. Next, natural-sheep-wool insulation is pre-cut to fit the boxes. On top of a weather-proof membrane, cladding completes the buildings; this can also be pre-fabricated in wood or cork panels.

View the original video here.

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