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On-Deman Floating Homes

Create low cost floating homes so whenever a flooding comes up people won't loose their few assests and could comeback to their homes faster

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Whenever a flood comes up many families lost their homes and assest and have to start from scratch. With this idea they would probably won't loose their few assests as their homes and few furniture or home devices they could have. The idea is to build low cost on demand floting homes whith recycled and light material that could saved important assest of poor families and would reduced the impact whenever a flood comes up and would could also save lives. These low cost houses are supposed to have a mechanism that would make them float automatically and with rings attached to poles on each corner wouldn't loose their position and would come back to the ground whenever the flood goes away.

WHO BENEFITS?

The main beneficiaries would be the people living in remote zones and with few incomes and that most commonly loose their homes when havy rains and flood appears. Also the governments would be benefitiated by this since they wouldn't have to invest money to recover these houses and help these people on dissaster. The idea could be implemented on isolated poor communities whose houses are made of cardboard or other non-resistant weather materials.

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

Here in Mexico theres an official departmente (SEDESOL) that is in charge of helping these type of persons. They could invest in this type of ideas along some others they run to cover these type of needs and help misfortune people. I consider this idea to be flexible since it could give home to these type of people and also could save their assests on dissaster situations. This idea is also flexible since it could be taken to build other type of facilities such as warehouse, foodstorage, etc.

IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Yes, for two or more years

EXPERTISE

  • I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • This idea is meant to inspire - I hope someone else takes it on!

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I'm just finishing taking a CPS course and I have an Integrator profile under the Foursight evaluation. I like to generate ideas and built them. I like to try different things all the time as well in my professional and personal life. I'm a Telecom Engineer and work for an IT security company.

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