The future of sustainable housing in Cambodia

What it is:

In conjunction among the NGOs, Building Trust International, Habitat for Humanity and Karuna Cambodia three projects of sustainable housing have been completed in the suburbs of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. These sustainable house construtions are made for low income families around the world to make their life circumstances better. Such a house can be build for $2000 (€1485) and it can withhold flooding. People who want a house like this can choose one that fits the needs in their lifestyle.

The picture below shows the options and features of the construction:

The house below is made of sustainable materials like bamboo, smart board, timber and palm.

Why it is cool:

This is cool because in countries like Cambodia there are many people living in poverty. Now that this constructions are here they also can have their own safe and dry house to live in. It is also cool because the construction can be adapted to the lifestyle needs of a person and it doesn’t cost a fortune. everyone should have a safe home in my eyes!

Why it has future growth potentional:

I think this has great future growth potentional because there are many people around the world living in need. With these costs it is made possible for them to get their own house, and they will. Also the world is in need of a more sustainable living because of the global warming. These houses will contribute to that sustainable living which gives it even more growth potentional.

This innovation contributes to the wellbeing of people with a low income on Physical wellbeing, material wellbeing, social wellbeing, development and activity and emotional wellbeing.

Source:

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/viable-solutions-future-sustainable-housing-in-cambodia-04-23-2014/

Jasper

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