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252º Living Area Prototype

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252º Living Area

With the mortgage crisis resulting in so many homeless, would that this design by Stephanie Bellanger, Amaury Watine, François Gustin and David Dethoor be duplicated by the dozens. The 252º Living Area is a trailer that converts into a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and office. A sliding screen covers the mobile mini-house to keep nasty insects and small creatures out. It would certainly be simple to keep moving should one get shut out of a park area, parking lot or back street.

 

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AirBed and Breakfast Replaces Costly Hotels

You finally cleaned out that spare room that housed all the junk and sold it on eBay. What to do with the space now? List it for free on AirBed and Breakfast. Then when some weary traveler needs a room for the night you can make a bit of cash. The site lists over 600 cities in 68 countries. Whoever rents the room pays the site a surcharge so everybody is happy. We only had one problem with the concept. Do they screen renters or rentees? No matter. It is worth taking a peek for their video alone.

 

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N55 Walking House

This house can hustle. The Danish art collective N55 teamed with MIT to make a walking house. Standing 10 ft. high, it is both solar and wind powered, and features a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bed, wood stove and a computer for its leg control. They are hoping that the legs can be mounted under any structure and that modules can be linked for larger living spaces. One of the designers, Øivind Slaatto, plans to live in it in Copenhagen. What a great thing it would be if this prototype became real and could get out of the way of tornadoes, overflowing waterways, and nasty neighbors.

 

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