$1000 Tiny House – More than a billion people around the world live in unsanitary housing, with no access to clean water, sanitation or electricity (depending on habitat). A small start-up in Pasadena, California, hopes to provide a home for less than a thousand dollars for this huge market of potential homeowners.
WorldHaus is a home kit that can be assembled by a family in less than a week. It is run by the Idealab Business Incubator (founded and headed by Pasadena’s Bill Gross), which works in partnership with banks, microfinance institutions and local entrepreneurs to create a modular home run by the owner, using solar cells for $1000.
Daniel Gross, Emerging Markets Development Manager at WorldHaus, on his recent research trip to India, the expectations of potential customers in a home, the cost reduction of $2,500 to $1 000, the reduced size of companies and the reason why a Winning company creates a real change.
The idea of Worldhaus is whether we can create a livable and inspiring home. What I mean by longings is a house that someone really wants to live in, not a house where you can donate a thousand homes and that people don’t really want, don’t really have a say, like C is. Onçue and don’t really have a say in what kind of structure they live in.
Our experience in this area is that the most donated homes end up failing because people end up living in the homes they built themselves and end up using the government house that is provided for various activities, such as the Housing their cattle or repentance to sell and sell it. Someone else.
We wanted to create an affordable house, but also something that people would watch and say, I want to live in that house. It’s a house that will improve my standard of living and help me out of poverty. This is the original inspiration of WorldHaus.
Our research into other affordable housing projects in the world has shown us that the main barrier to sourcing affordable and decent housing is price. So you can design a great house with lots of amenities and features, but if you can’t pay it at a reasonable price, if you win between $2 and $3 a day.
Then you miss out on the vast majority of the population in countries like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. So we decided to change the design of the house to take advantage of two inexpensive options. The other important innovation we were trying to make was to take advantage of the local workforce.
Whether it’s the end user himself, local carpenter, bricklayer, manufacturer to cut the cost of the home. So if we can have a local Indian workforce in Gujarat, for example, where we want to sell homes, then the construction itself is much cheaper than being pre-assembled by American or European workers.
Then the construction itself is much cheaper than by Being pre-assembled by American or European workers, then the building itself is much cheaper than being pre-assembled by American or European workers, then to send it to families in India.
So this is the other important innovation we’re using to reduce the cost of the house. By turning it into a kit, we allow the end user to assemble it with a much cheaper local workforce, often 10 times cheaper than if we had pre-assembled it here in the United States.
What we’ve seen is that the main demand for people is a safe and robust structure. Even though people like electricity, just like people who like clean water and think it’s important, for most families, the top priority was to want a home that could withstand the most extreme elements of our region.
So we need a house that can withstand the heat. In summer, it can reach north of 46 or 47 degrees Celsius in many parts of India. So we need a house that stays fresh. They wanted a house that could withstand wind and rain during the monsoon. So we had to design a house that could withstand these elements, so the priority is a top priority.