WHAT MIGHT SOLVE OUR HOUSING CRISIS?
- 31 May
"The insurance company, Aviva estimates that by 2025, 3.8 million people aged between 21 and 34 could be living with their parents, compared with 2.8 million in 2015."
Deborah Orr of the Guardian reports
Jack Self, a writer and architect, while thinking through the consequences of the housing crisis on how people would live in the near future, identifies that in the past, our society was able to liberalise because people were able to stop living with their parents due to the post-war welfare state;
And a society in which there isn't much intergenerational sovereignty can't help being socially conservative, repressed and repressive.
Jack Self has therefore come up with five new models that could help put a stop to our housing crisis, whilst putting different life stages into consideration:
- The Home for Hours
A big, hollow, inflatable ball with utmost mobility that can be used while business is attended to; it is like a domestic sphere or comfy tent.
So, one can rent a room with communal space and items in an extension of a sharing economy.
- The Home for Days
This resembles Bloc hotels at airports- a bathroom below a bedroom in a boarding-house arrangement; cheap accommodation in a city where one works while the main home is somewhere more affordable.
- The Home for Years
A practical concept which strips everything out of a home apart from what is necessary to raise a mortgage.
Property developers charge a lot of fittings e.g., kitchens, bathrooms, etc., however, this home has water and gas supply and basic equipment for personal hygiene is much cheaper.
- The Home for Decades
Modular rooms within an apartment complex which can be easily partitioned; big rooms can become small rooms as the family grows and even two homes when members of a family grow up, older people also don't have to move out but redefine the space they live in.
Can the above indeed solve our housing problems in the nearest future? Tweet comments @suppsolutions
For more details, visit The Guardian
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