Pedal-Powered Microhome On Wheels
Tricycle truck homes and gardens provide a temporary dwelling or getaway fix.
The Tricycle House and Tricycle Garden are two components of a mobile microhome concept from the Beijing-based design partnership, People’s Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO). Inspired by the Chinese experience where the inability to own land is a fundamental condition, the concept proposes that the load platforms of tricycle trucks serve as the foundations of mobile microhomes and gardens.
Made from a polypropylene plastic that can be folded without losing its strength, the microhome exterior is cut and scored so it can fold in and out like an accordion. Multiple Tricycle Homes can be expanded and linked to create extra space, or compressed to fold down flat.