low cost housing competition
The nomadic lifestyle of the unit owners is no different from the sheep reared by the shepherd. Here the metaphor is of the owner, being the shepherd and unit, being the sheep. They move with the owner and dwell in a suitable environment. The nomadic families sustain on their wool and milk, while they are very low maintainance. Similarly, the units can be easily taken along as it would provide the basic necessity of shelter, while being self-sufficient in its operation.
These units are made out of three sub-units, which makes the components easy to handle by two to four people. The components by design are also foldable in order to cut down its volume, in turn making it easy to transport, even in smaller vehicle or in an animal cart.Use of renewable resources makes for an energy efficient built. Use of durable materials, accounts for its low maintainance, making it a smart unit. It does not only allow expansion of its unit by attachment but allow multiple use. The hinged surfaces can be opened as desired to allow multifunction of a space giving more opportunity to the users.
Easily movable furniture allows the user to easily change the house layout and is left with multiple options, breaking the monotony of a single layout, that is also reflective in the cluster formation.
The emotional and cultural needs is also addressed as the unit would hold a family, and each family brings with it it’s traditional, emotional and cultural values. The adaptability of the internal and immediate spaces provides for a healthy adoptable lifestyle to the family. The transformable spaces allow formation of open, semi-open and enclosed spaces within the unit. The unit suffices the settlement needs, facilities and survival (economic and physical) making the people settled nomads as it allows the users to personalize spaces and cluster making it less rigid by allowing possibilities. Hence the unit becomes more than a product with internal stimulation.