Design: Have House, Will Travel

Many an American yearns for a little piece of land on the seashore or in the mountains but resists the temptation because he can't afford to build. For such frustrated folk Outboard Marine Corp. and Alcoa this month introduced a tidy solution.

Dubbed the "Hideout," it is a completely furnished 10-ft. by 14-ft. aluminum unit with fiber-glass roof and plywood floor. It costs $3,685 (a stripped-down camper's model goes for $2,985), can be trucked anywhere and plunked down ready for use. No sewage lines or foundations are needed. Three adjustable legs attached to foot-square steel plates support it firmly on...

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