jon salerno: habitat microhome concept
jun 21, 2011
jon salerno: habitat microhome concept


the ‘habitat’ living/commuting concept by jon salerno

‘habitat’, conceptualized by american product designer jon salerno, begins with the idea of docking, intuitive
to our usage of technology, and applies it to solve problems of unsustainable living and commuting.

the fundamental structures of ‘habitat’ are a 100-square-foot cubic pod and a 32-square foot electrical vehicle,
usable separately (as a microhome and car) or together, to create a 132-square-foot multi-level living space.
the vehicle’s four chairs are reconfigurable: arranged in a normal forward position for driving,
but rotatable to face one another to create a small living room when the car is docked to the home.

utilizing solar and wind energy, the two structures each store and feed energy to one another,
with adjustable solar panels lining the roof of the living structure.


diagram of configuration of the housing cube


the four seats in the ‘habitat’ vehicle face forward when used for driving, but can rotate in to add living and socializing space when docked


concept diagram of the energy sharing between the structures, making use of solar panels, wind energy, and fuel cells


‘habitat’ concept diagram, illustrating the structures used separately (top) or as a single living space (bottom)

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