by Sean Verdecia
Our passion project from school, “Able-Nook,” has just gone live on Kickstarter!
I live in a small bungalow and love it, so I based my idea for a new form of disaster relief housing around a Lego version of a bungalow. The goal was to create a shelter that can be assembled in hours, without tools, on uneven terrain. These shelters can be indefinitely expanded and are shipped flat-packed. Flat-packing consolidates shipment sizes and allows more families to be helped per delivery.
As you connect the structural walls when building the integrated electrical system is also connected, along with the integrated lighting.
We are hoping that these units can take the place of FEMA trailers so that history doesn’t repeat itself, and so families can have some measure of dignity after losing their homes.
I’ve attached a few images of the functioning prototype and some renderings.