N55’s Walking House is a Modular, Self-Sufficient Dwelling for Modern Nomads

by , 03/06/13

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The Walking House enables people to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly and gathering energy from the wind and sun. Its six autonomous legs are design to walk on any surface, with minimal impact on the ground, moving slowly at a human pace. It marches thanks to a touchscreen interface; each leg can be moved independently and it reaches a maximum speed of 60 meters per hour.

The Walking House was constructed from a steel framework, aluminum, wood, and polycarbonate windows, perhaps evoking Buckminster Fuller. But it could be made from a variety of different materials. With built-in furniture, this innovative living module has a central small wood-burning stove, a composting toilet, and food can be grow on its roof.

Can you imagine a future of walking, self-sufficient villages that can grow, change and adapt to people and the planet’s needs in a peaceful nomadic way?

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Via Home Reviews and Dwell

Photos by N55

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  1. Zanhan October 27, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    But can i buy it?

  2. mandos April 18, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Go to sleep, wake up in Duluth… :)

  3. Spectrum Modular March 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I’m interested to see how far this idea will go (pun intended)

  4. Chris Yorkyy March 8, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Awesome. I want one. One question though… Is it legal to travel with one in the US? Or will I get arrested regardless of what path I take from my home to *insert random destination here*?

  5. Brian Willis March 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

    A trailer hitch and two wheels might be cheaper and faster. I guess it’s hard to reinvent the wheel

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