The Basic House, a pocket-sized tent, comes to us from designer Martin Azua. The tent folds small enough to fit in a large pocket on your cargo pants, but inflates large enough to provide plenty of room to protect you from the elements. The tent inflates from its tiny size to full size by using either body heat or solar heat. One feature that makes the tent even more remarkable is that it can be reversed. One surfaces is designed to absorb solar energy to increase the internal heat of the tent. The opposite surface is designed to reflect solar heat so it protects you from the sun’s brutal summer heat.
The Basic House is not a finalized product, but it could easily develop into a great option for tossing into a backpack or glove box. It could also be used as temporary emergency shelter in the aftermath of disasters. An intriguing concept from the mind of Martin Azua.