‘The SHED Project’
Property management company Lowe Guardians has teamed up with architecture firm Studio Bark for ‘The SHED Project’. This involves designing self-contained micro homes for installation inside vacant buildings across London.
These low-cost, flexible housing options are going up in empty warehouses and office blocks to protect such buildings from trespassers, vandals, and deterioration. They serve as alternatives to property guardianship, where people pay very little rent to stay in deserted buildings.
Lowe Guardians’ founder Tim Lowe thought up the idea after witnessing the squalid living conditions of these places. He said, “The reality has always been that turning vast, open spaces into private rooms for guardians has always been both tricky and time-consuming.”
These micro homes can be quickly assembled in a day using only a mallet and a drill. Similarly, they can be easily disassembled, transported and reassembled.