$10,000 Puzzle Piece Home Made from Reused Wood Could Solve Affordable Housing Crisis
ECOnnect has developed an innovative puzzle piece home that could provide one solution to the current housing shortage. The Dutch studio created the home after a hurricane hit Haiti and hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless. Since then, the idea has evolved into a fantastic pre-fab home made from reused wood. Best of all, the home would only cost a family $10,000, and it could be easily and quickly constructed.
The homes are made up of digitally fabricated sets of CNC-milled panels of reused wood, then waterproofed with nano-coating chemicals. As the pieces slide together (at three points) they create a bond strong enough that the building requires no other adhesive.
Each piece interlocks to assemble a full structure that ECOnnect architect Peter Stoutjesdijk says could be erected within just five hours.
Sound too good to be true? Take a look at this video of the post-disaster shelter being assembled.
Images via ECOnnect
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