Free and cheap housing is the key maintaining a stable future for all humans. Affordable homes are going to help us greatly.
Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota have managed to work with the Open Building Institute and Open Source Ecology in order to provide a template on how to create as well as run your own housing creating company. Is this something you’d be interested in? While it sounds complicated it’s actually fairly simple.
Create an open source library of all modules.
This will be the beginning of everything. Make a list of all the modules and features you’d like to add to your home. If you intend to catch rainwater factor that in. If you use things like bricks made from your own soil, solar panels, efficient LED, water filtration for about a seven hundred square foot home you’re looking at about $25,000 in materials. Of course, you can add more to the home as you see fit later in life.
Teach others to build this way.
Mota and Jakubowski actually provide a training program in which you can become the constructor to your home or hire someone to construct it for you. According to Jakubowski, this is so that homes can be ready to go in just five whole days. This is referred to as parallel swarming.
Construction pays for itself over time.
Through the program mentioned above people also can pay to go through a course done by the person building a home. This is something that helps to cut the costs of building material and such. Helping others and yourselves in the long run.
This will help people with debt.
These houses can start small and become big overtime. Allowing people an affordable alternative is something that will help them all in the long run. Not everyone can afford a mansion.
Open source hardware
This whole project is open source and it is constantly being improved and updated for the better. The designs are becoming cheaper and more reliable as time goes on. Why not give building your home a go? For more information on this please click here.