Monday, December 29, 2008

Homeless Chateau

Shedworking is a big fan of James Westwater's Plywood Chateaux and so we were delighted to receive details from James of his new project, Homeless Chateau. James calls it as a prefab one person living module. It's 4ft x 8ft x 4ft, made from FSC certified and recycled materials, and designed to be used inside another building as it is fully self-contained with bed, cooking and toilet facilities. Here's how he describes this intriguing shedlike atmosphere:
"There are hooks for clothing and towels, and a built-in shelf unit, made from a pallet, for storage of food, books and other items. A rubber flap over the entrance provides privacy, and one end of the structure is made from translucent polyurethane to let in natural light. Homeless Chateau is fabricated from standard 4 x 8 and 4 x 4-foot sheets of plywood, OSB and construction signs, and can be knocked down, transported flat, and erected quickly and easily with just a screwdriver. Once assembled, the structure can be moved around the host space on its casters and then set in place with a temporary foundation - two bricks under the front. Homeless Chateaux can be easily reconfigured and combined to make dual-occupancy and eight-foot-tall structures."

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