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Pop-up ‘tree house’ unfolds in minutes

There’s a popular myth that Britain has somehow lost its engineering expertise. Try telling that to Tenfold Engineering based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The company has developed a series of highly innovative and efficient folding systems useful in countless applications, the most eye-catching of which are self-deploying buildings. Arriving on site on the back of a large lorry, the buildings unfold…

Helicopter hotel lands in Britain

They have a reputation as being noisy, environmentally damaging and the preserve of the super-rich, but holidaying by helicopter needn’t be any of those things. A resourceful family from Thornhill, Stirling have transformed a former Royal Navy Sea King helicopter into a remarkable holiday home that sleeps a family of five (2 adults and 3 children) with a double and a triple…

The caravan that thinks its a house

Timbercraft Tiny Homes do exactly what they say on the tin and their sales pitch for caravan living is seductive: Imagine what you could do if you had no mortgage to pay and very low utility bills.  If you only had to work half as much as you do now to pay for your dwelling, how would you spend your…