The aim of this research is to study the portable houses, which are the constructions that are designed in that way so as to combine the basic rules of organization and designing of a house with the rules of movement, so as to be possible their transportation in difficult situations and locations. Examples of portable houses we have from the past, so through a brief historical flashback, with reference at important examples, that are related with this subject, we can see the evolution of the portable houses through the ages. The portable house owes its appearance and its development at the phenomenon of nomadism, every nomadic population constructed their own types of portable houses, for example the Indians developed the tipi hut and Bedouins developed the black tents. Then, Frederik Blom
from 1817 to 1853 constructed 140 buildings that could be transported. At the beginning of 20th century appeared the first houses trailers. At the sixties appeared, in all over the world, groups of architects that focused to design portable houses. The group with the biggest influence and fame was Archigram, whose work on the section of the portable house influenced very much many architects.
In the following years, from the dues of 20th century until nowadays because of the mobility, the continuous changing and the spreading of nomadism, that today has different forms, has as result more and more architects to work on the section of portable housing. The portable houses can separate in outline in the following categories: tents, containers, compact portable houses, house trailers, mini houses-shelters and eccentric designs.
Today the portable architecture doesn’t seem to us something outopic, however it is unknown if in the future we will only live in portable houses, although the fact that more and more architects work in the issue of the portable house make this scenario possible in the future.