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The Details

The innovative HHi House© is a self-contained structure measuring 4 meters (13 feet) on each side, totaling 16 square meters (172 square feet). The structure sits on 25 telescoping stilts designed to be leveled on grades up to 10%.

For complete details of the HHi house, and its design and development process, refer to the HHi House Technical Overview (PDF).

Take a Video Tour of the HHi House with Stuart Ohlson

Features and Benefits:

  • Self-contained, traditional peaked house design, culturally adaptive
  • Provides durable shelter in equatorial and sub-tropical regions around the world
  • Accomodates up to eleven adults
  • Provides space for storage, daytime living and nighttime sleeping
  • Multiple techniques provided to regulate ventilation
  • Can withstand 130 km/hr (80 mph) winds and heavy torrential rains
  • May be cleaned using a broom or web mop
  • Floating level floor of 16 one-square-meter (40" x 40") extruded panels is quiet and sturdy. Flooring is impermeable to water, rot and mold. Floor stands off the ground by at least 30 cm. (12 in.)
  • Installation requires only common hand tools
  • Construction materials do not include high-theft materials (e.g. aluminum)
  • Lightweight to allow for reduced shipping costs and easy movement
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