so a 350 square feet house should not be just a box, a temporary shelter, but a true home.
In the US, on average, each person occupies some 830 square feet (source: US Census) of habitable space. Living habits from around the world show that such size is not an extreme minimum but can be a reasonable, functional living space, so a 350 square feet house should not be just a box, a temporary shelter, but a true home.
This proposal creates the house formed around functional elements that are arranged in such way to maximize the available space. In that way true house can be created. Due to functional arrangement, the proposed houses have almost every element of a regular size house a nice front yard, entrance with a closet, living-dining space, home office, kitchen with all the appliances, bathroom and a spacious bedroom with generous sized wardrobe. All of this in just 290 sq ft of net habitable space (340 sq ft gross). Standard house module can be modified and expended to accommodate diverse users, and improve services for the homeless community.
view of the community from S Vernon Ave (looking west)
living / dining room
home office with opaque glass wall