shelter in a cart

side cart

side cart by Heino Partanen from finland

designer's own words:

In every city there are thousands of abandoned or unused bicycles witch could be given to the city-nomads. A side-cart made from recycled materials could be added to these bikes. They could be manufactured in different social institutions such as prisons or unemployment workshops. The cost would be covered by donations and recycling firms.

The side-cart bicycle would ease the city-nomads working and broaden their territory.

sidecart_2_72.jpg The body of the cart is made from pipes and covered with waterproof fabric. The bottom is a metal grid. Standard (60×40 cm) plastic boxes are put under the bottom for personal things. The cart is covered with a rollable waterproof cloth.

sidecart_3_72.jpg Foldable waterproof hoods can be added to the ends of the cart so it can function as a temporary sleeping place or rain shelter.

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