The Walking House (Video)

The Walking House

The modular dwelling system “Walking House” is capable of moving in speeds of up to 60 meters per hour and it enables persons to “live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly through the landscape or cityscape with minimal impact on the environment.”

Here’s a video clip showing the Walking House in action:

It collects energy from its surroundings using solar cells and small windmills. There is a system for collecting rain water and a system for solar heated hot water. A small greenhouse unit can be added to the basic living module, to provide a substantial part of the food needed by the Inhabitants. A composting toilet system allows sewage produced by the inhabitants to be disposed of. A small wood burning stove could be added to provide CO2 neutral heating.

Technical specifications (basic module)

  • Height: 3.5 meters
  • Width: 3.5 meters
  • Length: 3.72 meters
  • Weight: 1200 kg
  • Max speed: 60 meters/hour

Head over to the website for more info about the Walking House.

(Via SlipperyBrick)


  1. Considering the price of housing in California, this may soon be the only affordable (This is questionable since I can’t find a price tag anywhere…) way to live for the 99%ers in the near future. Pretty soon I imagine we’ll all be living like they do in the movie The 5th Element. Except we’ll be at the polluted/crime-infested bottom, while the rich inhabit the top where the fresh air is.

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