A Big World Home is a modular, mobile, off-grid housing system made from structural-thermal-waterproof integrated panels. It arrives flat-packed and can be built by two people over a few days using simple tools, making incredible savings on labour. The entire structure is self sufficient and totally ‘off-grid’ with solar panels providing electricity and running water sourced from inbuilt rainwater tanks.
The idea behind Big World Homes is by uncoupling land costs and labour expenses a Big World Home can cut up to 80% of the typical costs of a commensurate stand-alone dwelling. This offers a young person or couple a transitional housing solution between renting and conventional ownership. The prototype Big World Home was debuted at the Sydney Architecture Festival in 2016.
Dr Joanne Jakovich – Co-founder of Big World Homes and Big World Communities
Architects Registration Board of NSW
Rainbow Power Company