This self-sufficient modular home can walk anywhere, although it might take some time.
The Walking House, designed by art studio N55, created this nomadic home which is equipped with solar panels and micro windmills. The house also features a composting toilet and a rainwater collector.
‘The Walking House enables people to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly and gathering energy from the wind and sun. Its six autonomous legs are design to walk on any surface, with minimal impact on the ground, moving slowly at a human pace. It marches thanks to a touchscreen interface; each leg can be moved independently and it reaches a maximum speed of 60 meters per hour.’
The house has been constructed from a variety of materials including steel, aluminium, wood an polycarbonate windows. With built-in furniture, the space is optimized to it’s hexagonal form, and it even has a wood-burning stove. It may not have the lowest embodied energy, but it is a unique oddity that may perhaps be explored further in the future.
I have just one question though: Why not wheels?