Program Emergency housing module
Intervention area Paraguay
Costs Less than 2000 dollars/module
Status Selected project for "Emergency Housing Paraguay" contest by Techo.org
8 HOURS HOUSE is an emergency housing type composed by a minimum module of 20 square meters designed by using OSB structural panels shaped by a lasercutting process and dry assembly systems.
We have choosen this kind of technology in order to guarantee on the one hand a 2 cubic meter flatpack
solution during transport and on the other an easy, fast and mistake free assembly phase once on site, free from specific tools or skills. Each 8HH module costs less than 2000 dollars and can be assembleted in less than 8 hours by 2 persons.
8HH as it is a modular solution permits future expansions with both replication of the standard module (infinite possibilities) and self integration by the inhabitants (up to 30 square meters), free to build without TECHO’s assistence. This possibility is guaranteed by specific and designed elements integrated within the structure that can be extracted from the building.
Pillars are designed with swallowtailed panels and permit to host a vertical system of secondary pillars to adapt the house as much as possible to the site and ground conditions. Floors are designed to be detached from the ground anyway, even for flat conditions which don’t require this system.
As it concerns bio-climatic solutions 8HH provides a dry set for toilet facilities, a rainwater collection
system, a solar panel and roof ventilation.