MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING 1

MAIN FEATURES

Quick and easy to set up

  • Bolting system allows for easy set-up in one day with three workers.
  • No special equipment required. A level, ratchet and hammer are the only tools needed to set up and dismantle the house.
  • All components can be carried by hand.

Quick and easy to dismantle and move to another location

Resistant to adverse weather conditions and earthquakes

  • Designed to withstand up to Category 4 hurricanes (wind speeds of up to 251 km/h).
  • Low inertial mass for resisting major earthquakes.

Flexible

  • Four different types of anchors adapting to a wide range of soil conditions.
  • Since several panels are interchangeable, door and window locations can be varied.

Long-lasting

  • Pressure-treated against termites and mould.

Upgradable

  • Possibility of easily incorporating other components (additional rooms or sanitary facilities).
  • Designed to form part of longer-term housing solution.

Environmentally friendly materials

  • Wood is low in embodied energy. It is produced naturally and requires far less energy than other building materials. It also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The wood used is FSC-or PEFC-certified to ensure it comes from a sustainable source.

Involvement of local labour

  • Training offered to workers and the local population to encourage their active participation in the construction process.

Affordable

Other

  • Uses simple materials.
  • Designed to be comfortable in a wide range of extreme weather conditions.
  • Meets international specifications and standards.
  • Easily maintained by occupants.
  • Possibility of personalizing the houses so occupants feel more at home.
  • Possibility of insulating and adding finishing materials.
  • Optional awning for creating an outdoor living space.
  • Optional rainwater harvesting system.

TWO ANCHORING SYSTEMS AVAILABLE FOR GREATER FLEXIBILITY

Geotextile and ballast
Concrete foundation

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

OTHER SOLUTIONS

HS1 - 18 m²

HOUSING SOLUTION 1

HS2 - 26 m²

HOUSING SOLUTION 2

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