The Abod

By: Alex Covert - Published: Jun 12, 2008 • References: myabod and archicentral
BSB Design has developed a low-cost, high-quality, prefab house for South Africans. The entire home is shipped in one box and can be easily assembled in one day by four people, using only a supplied screwdriver and an awl. The home's shape is the Catenary Arch, a curve frequently found in nature, that makes the 10' x 12' footprint seem larger. At about US $1,500, The Abōd™ seeks to provide many families with a real housing option.