This design for a self-sufficient mobile house designed for people around the world combines contemporary sustainable technologies with historical domestic principles.
‘Moving Home’ is;
• A lightweight structure, integrating pre-tension technology in a tensile design to maintain a light footprint and ensure minimal environmental impact yet providing high levels of durability and comfort.
• An “all terrain’ structure, integrating an adjustable leg system to accommodate different types of landscape.
• A self-sustaining infrastructure, using a large roof as a Water Harvesting System and Power Generator, a Solar Chimney as Responsive Roof Ventilation and an Infrastructural Base housing water, electricity, sanitary and heating facilities.
• Flexible, allowing different units to be inter-connected to create different domestic typologies as part of a wider master plan.
‘Moving Home’ also incorporates 3 basic historical principles which are often excluded from pre-fabricated, technological advanced domestic structures. We integrate 3 common aspects as found in most indigenous dwellings around the world;
• Elevating the entire structure from the ground; as such creating a raised entrance.
• A large pitched roof structure to form a chimney and control internal ventilation and heating.
• A central heart defining the innermost space around which different ‘rooms’ are organized.
With its 70 sqm net floor space (per individual unit) ‘Moving Home’ wants to go everywhere.
With an estimated construction budget of €125,000 per unit, ‘Moving Home’ wants to be for everyone.