Modular Mobile Home Offers Easy Transport and Assembly for Living Off-the-Grid in Style

Prefabricated architecture is known for its mobility, allowing people to live in faraway and previously isolated locales. Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos has created VIMOB in this vein, designing it as a modular home that can be easily transported and assembled.

The 398-square-foot dwelling has a rustic aesthetic. It features a patchwork of timber on the exterior, in addition to a wood-finished interior that uses oriented strand board (OSB) for its walls and pine on the ceilings. Boasting an open-floor plan, the living, dining, and kitchen flow into one another, with two bedrooms and a bathroom located at the opposite end of the space. Full-height windows and large patios help to extend these areas towards the outdoors and create an airy and unrestricted feel in the home.

VIMOB was meant to travel to remote sections of the world–its first prototype was placed in the lush area of Matapalo, Colombia. To make this possible, the architects limited the amount of supplies and labor that would be required to construct the building. They developed a pier-and-beam foundation system, which generates less raw material waste and minimizes its carbon footprint. All you need is a basic set of tools and you'll have a home exactly where you want it.

Colectivo Creativo: Website
VIMOB: Website

via [designboom, Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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