29 Jul '15, 12pm

Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

To be clear, the pods are temporary solutions that address the symptoms, but not the cause of homelessness. They would be maintained and managed by charities, so no individual is expected to suddenly find enough cash to purchase their own pods, but they are specifically meant to be budget-friendly and flexible. Fresh, modular materials combined with large roof windows create an airy but covered safe zone. The parasitic pods can be erected in singles, pairs or whole communities. Really, they would require nothing but a bit of wall space. Furzer even thought to create variable facades so the shelters don’t contrast too much with their host buildings.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/modular-parasitic-pods-could-shelter...

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