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This Wild Inflatable "House" Folds Up and Fits Inside Your Pocket

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© Daniel Riera + Martin Azua

There's a reason blow-up furniture became all the rage in the 1990s: You could use it when your friends came over, then collapse it in seconds after they left. Talk about convenient. And now, Barcelona-based designer Martin Azua basically invented that idea on steroids. It's called the Basic House and it's a tiny self-inflating home that you can fold up and fit into your pocket when not in use. Genius.

Azua used a clever material that traps heat during the cold winter months and keeps the interior cool during the hot summer. That sounds like everything a camper could ever want, if you ask us. When you want to use the house, just pull it out of your pocket or bag and shake it until it fills with air. Tah-dah! You're all set. Though you might want to carry a sleeping back in your backpack if you want a little cushion.

© Daniel Riera + Martin Azua

According to Azua, people who live a nomadic life on the move will especially get great use out of this design. It's also something people who want to go camping in a hard-to-reach spot might appreciate. For instance, if you swim all the way to this beach, maybe it's worth spending the night in this tent that'll fit inside your husband's swimsuit trunk?

Unfortunately, the Basic House is not for sale. Azua explains why on his website: "Basic Home is not a product, rather a concept of extreme reduction." Bummer.

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