Tech Farm: hacking co-housing
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|November 2015 - August 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The project aims to define and develop a new type of housing, a´co-living-property´ to meet the new values that come with the sharing economy. Where more people can fit i a smaller space through micro apartments. The long term goal is 100 properties in 10 countries. In step 1, we have developed a first draft of a design of the property and als looking at regulatory barriers and technical barriers. There are significant challenges to overcome, but the solution seems realistic.
Expected results and effects
We have found a solution for housing that reduces the square meters of space per person by 60%. Today one Stockholmer in a single household lives on average 51 square meters and the figures are similar in other large cities (Source: Statistics Sweden, the average space per person in 2014). We have found a new solution where the residents have an average of 20 square meters, while the quality of life increases. Half of the property is shared spaces such as living room, kitchen, work and gym. The private area is a cubic smart sleep module sized 4 to 10 square meters per person.
Planned approach and implementation
We have had the opportunity to involve more municipalities than expected which has given us a broad understanding. We have found existing studies around the needs of the target group, which has become a great addition to our own study of 20 in-depth interviews. We have found partners and competence needed for step 2. We have early drafts of concrete sketches and calculations. We have a collection of over 200 links to articles and studies in the field.