Designers from N55 in Copenhagen, Denmark come up with this idea that I think is quite stupid. The idea is called the Walking House, and they say it provides a solution to the problem of rising water levels as the house can simply walk away from floods. Now when I’ve saw that the six legs attached to the frame of this house enable it to move at a maximum speed of 60 meters per hour, I was convinced that this is a really stupid idea, and a caravan is 100 times better than the Walking House. What do you think ?
Here are a few words about this project from the designers : “WALKING HOUSE is a modular dwelling system that enables persons to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly through the landscape or cityscape with minimal impact on the environment. It collects energy from its surroundings using solar cells and small windmills. There is a system for collecting rain water and a system for solar heated hot water. A small greenhouse unit can be added to the basic living module, to provide a substantial part of the food needed by the Inhabitants. A composting toilet system allows sewage produced by the inhabitants to be disposed of. A small wood burning stove could be added to provide CO2 neutral heating. WALKING HOUSE forms various sizes of communities or WALKING VILLAGES when more units are added together. WALKING HOUSE is not dependent on existing infrastructure like roads, but moves on all sorts of terrain.” – Via – Dailymail
And finally here is a video with the Walking House moving for those of you who are curious.