System of production and delivery self-assembly, carbon neutral, energy positive and income generating house which reduces housing overburden declining inequality gap.
According to the “State of Housing in the EU 2015” there are not enough affordable homes available in European countries to meet the increasing demand. Moreover, according to Matthew Rognlie (MIT) studies, housing is one of the main sources of inequality. Over 15% of Europeans lives in a housing overburden, having no chance to escape from the poverty trap. There is a burning need to create a new innovative approach that changes the way of financing lives of those who can not afford decent conditions.
This approach is SOLACE. The aim of SOLACE is to realise the first house that allows Europeans in need to escape the poverty trap. It is a system of delivery of Basic and Sustainable Housing that generates income for owners and stimulates local economies in poor European regions. Energy needs are being met by renewable energy generated by solar panels, while energy surpluses will be sold to the grid generating income for the owner.
All building elements are transported to the final location in one container, which makes it effortless and efficient from an energy standpoint. The prefabricated house can be assembled within 72 hours. It's Europe's cheapest house of high quality, priced 25.000 €, emission-less, carbon neutral, energy positive and self-sufficient while being 80% recyclable. With those features, SOLACE aims to effectively change lives of poor Europeans, freeing them from housing overburden in the regions where no commercial investors want to operate.
SOLACE ambition is to put this concept into life by creating a technological company that focuses on creating and implementing innovative solutions into the housing sector, where they haven’t yet been accessible. SOLACE aims at rethinking house production and construction while enabling people to live in a sustainable and mindful way.
Project duration: From February 2017 to July 2017.