Wikihouse are challenging the way we build housing in the 21st century. They are developing a building system that focuses on the user, not profit. No longer treating public citizens as just consumers but instead producers. Providing people with the tools and making it easier to self-build sustainable, smart and affordable homes that are completely customizable for every user. They are doing this by developing an online platform that works as a vertical guide from acquiring land to assembling a house. Taking advantage of modern digital technologies like 3D printers, they are able to take the ‘too difficult’ out of self build and replace it with speed, quality and affordability.
Working with WikihouseNZ I have volunteered by assisting with media and events. With my recent move to the UK I have joined the founding team where I have slotted into their community host role. The core team are focusing on developing the digital platform which supports the global chapters. My role is to engage the community that will give the concept life. Moderating the use of various platforms allows chapters and the community to learn from each other as well as share learnings back to the foundation.