Bill Dunster Designs Flats on Stilts to Solve Housing Crisis
Posted on: 20/04/2016

Utilising the space above car parks, architect Bill Dunster’s ZEDpod factory has designed ‘pod homes’ as an alternative solution to the UK’s housing crisis in the south.

The pods come as an affordable starter home, and built on stilts, forms a pop up village with communal space. They would only require air rights over existing parking lots, and would potentially mean no carbon footprint or net annual energy bills either.

“The best plan seemed to be to find large areas already tarmacked with excellent public transport connections to city centres. Park and rides or existing neighbourhood shopping centres are a good start,” Mr Dunster explained.

These eco-friendly houses, built from durable materials, would cover around 74 sq ft of floor space, and come with solar panel roofs, water recycling systems and electric vehicle charging.

With the pods priced for sale between £50,000 - £60,000, or rented for roughly £800 per month, they are intended to provide low cost, energy efficient houses as ideal starter homes for young professionals, single, or couples wishing to get on the property ladder.

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