i'm the first housing unit of my kind to be a 'living lab' where people can visit, hang out, and provide feedback.
i will travel to 8 locations, engaging constituents in the topic of compact living & shared common space.
community groups and neighborhood retailers will enliven the space around me with programs such as playgrounds, fitness, film events, dinners, and other fun activities.
i'm livable (lovable)
i boast separate spaces for sleeping, bathing, storage, and entertaining.
all my furniture can be purchased on a budget and fits neatly in the rooms provided.
i am 65 sq. ft. below the current Boston metro studio minimum size of 450 sq. ft.
i'm affordable and well built
i was built in a factory and shipped to site - a low cost, high quality method of construction.
i am built extra strong so that up to four of me could be stacked on top of each other, and I'm super insulated to save energy.
i have all of my systems, like heating, cooling, and water built right in, so inhabitants have total control through integrated smart home technology.
i’m a collaborative effort
The Mayor's Housing and Innovation Lab - bringing innovative thinking to help solve Boston’s housing challenges. For more, see http://newurbanmechanics.org/boston/i-team/
BSA Space - the Boston Society of Architects + the BSA Foundation - promoting reasonably priced and well-designed housing with smaller carbon footprints. Visit http://www.architects.org/bsaspace
livelight - makers of efficient and environmentally-friendly accessory dwellings, vacation houses, and multifamily developments. See livelightus.com