While many flock to metropolitan centers in search of job opportunities, finding affordable accommodation can often be challenging, especially in expensive cities like London. From property management company Lowe Guardians in collaboration with Studio Bark, the SHED project offers an eco-friendly solution to young professionals. The housing initiative makes use of vacant buildings to construct a safe and sustainable living alternative for workers, but the SHED could also help refugees and homeless people looking for shelter.
Taking only one day to build, the affordable accommodation can be taken apart and rebuilt in a new location. The SHED is made out of inexpensive and "low-impact materials with a mixture of Oriented Strand Board (OSB), lamb’s wool insulation and a small amount of recycled polyester," all of which are made in the United Kingdom.
Affordable Accommodation Can Be Found in Vacant London Buildings
1. Affordable Accommodation - Opportunity for businesses to develop innovative solutions for providing affordable housing in expensive cities like London.
2. Eco-friendly Housing - Potential for companies to create sustainable and environmentally friendly living alternatives using low-impact materials and construction methods.
3. Flexible and Portable Housing - Room for entrepreneurs to design and produce modular housing solutions that can be easily dismantled and relocated.
1. Real Estate - Real estate companies can explore opportunities in developing and managing affordable housing projects using vacant buildings.
2. Construction and Building Materials - Manufacturers can capitalize on the need for low-impact materials made in the UK to support the construction of eco-friendly housing.
3. Social Services and Nonprofits - Organizations can leverage the SHED project concept to provide temporary housing for refugees and homeless individuals, addressing the urgent need for shelter.