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Low cost floating homes

Design and build low cost floating homes to prevent resettlement and let the urban poor live within their social-econ.environment

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

We would like to solve two problems: Preventing people in slums resettle Preventing people in slums from flooding

WHO BENEFITS?

The urban poor in slums, starting in the Filipinnes and Bangladesh

HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?

We are working together with local (non-govermental) organisations, local universities and local companies. The other challenge we are facing is using sustainable materials for building the floating homes. Also we have to design the homes typhoon proof, in a way the people are not being hit by the roofs e.g.

IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Not yet

EXPERTISE

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for at least two years

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • Yes

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I have my own company September 2015 and I am working together with five other people on social-economic, ecological, technological and financial aspects of urban development

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Neat idea. How much does it cost to build one of the floating homes? Have one of these homes been built as a pilot project?

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Team

We are building a demoproject at this moment in Manila, three floating homes, 20m2 each. Will be finished in Januar 2016. The prices are between Ôé¼ 4000,- and Ôé¼ 6000,--, ex VAT and depending on the availability of the right local materials and the existing infrastructure on shore.

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Team

Sounds great! Looking forward to hearing about the results of the demo project.

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