Imagine a residential building that adapts to your life – instead of the opposite. Where you don’t have to move even though you need a different housing size and other features. Where housing costs may be lower if you share something – for example a room, a space, a tool or a service.
Elastic Home is a future model for increased elasticity in housing that allows people to adapt their homes when new needs arise. This is possible by “unlocking” resources and making them visible – spaces, equipment, knowledge – for easier sharing and more efficient utilization. The ambition is to handle societal challenges in relation to how we live, such as physical and mental illness, segregation and unsustainable lifestyles.
Several social trends are combined in one concept: increased digitalization, sharing and circular economy, civil society involvement, interest in shared housing and sustainability issues. The model will stimulate sustainable development together with new business models adapted for the housing market and offer an attractive business in three bearing levels: for Individuals, Housing companies and Society.