WikiHouse is an open source set of designs for self-build houses (and other structures), totally within the philosophy of Fabbing.
It is a personal goal of mine to see Fab Labs (with Fabbed equipment) in Wikihouses, and to live in an Eco-Village of Wikihouses. If the idea intrigues you, get in touch by clicking here.
This page will become a repository of everything I can find about Wikihouses.
Here’s Alastair Parvin’s TED talk about Wikihouses:
And here’s the Wikihouse website: www.wikihouse.cc.
To get an idea of what a Wikihouse structure looks like “under the covers”, and to see how we use Sketchup to design them, check out this video:
Here’s a little tour of one or two models that are in the Wikihouse Library:
And here’s an introduction to how I use Sketchup:
Sketchup built themselves a Wikihouse building for their stand at the NY Maker Faire in 2013: here’s the video:
Here’s a link to “A RIGHT TO BUILD: The next mass-housebuilding industry“. You may find that difficult (impossible?) to read online: I have taken the liberty of finding it online and there is a downloadable PDF version here.
WikiHouseUK_Proposal_v2_ssm A design for an 80sq m two-story, 2-bedroom Wikihouse, buildable for £47,000
£50k WikiHouse Spec_v4 A specification for the above house