Houselets: micro live/work units
Affordable housing is a top issue for San Francisco and the region. The city is considered among the most difficult & expensive places in the country to build, under current processes. How might we explore creative & diverse new approaches, and rethink this?
Analogous to Parklets (micro parks/public spaces created on parking spaces), I suggest HOUSELETS: moveable microunits which could be put on parking or any other available spaces.
In the same flexible way we reshape city space for varying times & purposes with parklets, food trucks, dumpsters, modular construction-site offices, etc., we could explore flexibly deploying housing/working space in similar ways. Adapting methods from eco-tinyhouse building, these could be solar-powered, waste-compacting, and essentially off-grid -- in the middle of the city..
Because it's new and different, we need a creative way to explore this & let the public see and engage with tangible models. So, I propose to create & deploy one or more exhibition Houslets.
NOW it's your turn...