With her Ökowohnbox, the Swiss construction biologist Tanja Schindler and her German colleague Heiko Anken offer an answer to the pressing need for pioneering, socially and culturally sustainable, affordable and simultaneously healthy residential living spaces while taking into account changing family and age structures. After the planning and realisation phase, the project is currently being tested for its suitability for day-to-day use. In Nänikon, Switzerland, co-initiator Tanja Schindler has moved into the initial prototype.
The developers of the Ökowohnbox are attempting to develop an ecological, more or less self-sustaining, energy-efficient residential unit which contains all the necessary functions for daily life for one to two inhabitants. The result is a residential box which enables CO2-neutral, toxin-free and affordable living, while at the same time being absolutely flexible in that it can be built or relocated at short notice.
It can either be utilised as a low-cost permanent living space, for interim applications, or e.g. as a holiday home. The residential box can be placed where it is currently required. It is easy on the environment and land reserves. For the interior fittings, the creators have utilised clay panels and YOSIMA clay design plaster from CLAYTEC. The floor oven is surrounded with CLAYTEC rammed clay elements.