A British man has designed a honeycomb-shaped module that he says can “help people who can’t get on the housing ladder,” The Guardian reports.

Every Hivehaus module is a small hexagonal “living cell” made up of a “standard set of uniform components,” according to the Hivehaus website. The modules can be combined in an infinite number of ways to form a larger building that could end up looking something like a beehive.

The Guardian reported that a three-unit Hivehaus costs about 55,000 pounds and can be built in four to five days by three builders.

“The more I developed this idea, the more I saw that this could be developed for good and hopefully help people who can’t get on the housing ladder,” Barry Jackson, the designer of Hivehaus, told The Guardian.

Every individual module is customizable, as its components can “be combined in an infinite variety of ways to produce a uniquely bespoke product at a price point to suit any budget,” according to Hivehaus’ website.

Add some enhancements like green roofs, solar panels and composting toilets to modules and Hivehaus emerges as a “serious option as a totally off-grid living solution,” the website says.

Read the full story on The Guardian’s website.

Email Teke Wiggin.


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