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.
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