Totally Modular will be showcasing its ‘micro bungalow’ at Futurebuild this week (5-7 March), as the offsite specialists aim to promote the potential relief for homelessness
The micro bungalow is the smallest unit Totally Modular manufactures. Based on a strong steel frame and with a choice of external cladding styles, its construction uses high-quality materials. This ensures that the micro bungalow is hard-wearing and will provide comfortable accommodation for many years.
The micro bungalow can be delivered to site using a standard lorry fitted with a modest-sized unloading crane, which helps minimise the time and cost of delivery. The units can be individually sited to create detached, single storey houses or stacked to create apartment blocks.
Offering over 18 square metres of internal accommodation, the internal layout of the micro bungalow maximises the amount of usable space and creates a bright and airy ambience. The main room is a combined living room and kitchenette. Next to this, in the middle of the unit, is the bathroom and moving to the other end of the unit is a generously sized double bedroom. Each room is fitted with appropriate furniture, equipment and fittings to provide comfortable living in a homely environment.
Each micro bungalow is fully plumbed for hot and cold water and wired for lighting and socket outlets.
The bungalow is considered as a cost-effective solution that is ideal for assisting homeless people, because it gives them not only their own individual accommodation, but also a comfortable place to call home.
It is also ideal for providing temporary accommodation for workers in remote locations, such as major construction sites and infrastructure projects; for housing nurses and junior doctors on site at major hospitals and for many other jobs where housing must be provided quickly, and at a minimum cost.