Housing as Home and Investment for the Precariat
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The number of people with an unpredictable income is rising. Self-employment and temporary contracts are on the rise and have created a new social class, the precariat. While not necessarily being poor, the unpredictability or precariousness of their situation block their access to mortgage and prevents them from entering the traditional housing market. With housing investments being at the heart of our private economy, we need solutions that cater for the new economic reality. Housing as home and investment for the precariat is a project that through architecture reacts to a specific need for a specific group in a specific place at a specific time. It offers a predictable investment to those living unpredictable lives.