UMU-homes and pods // a new way to build sustainable and healing homes and pods
Problem definition :
We build houses and afterwards they build us. The influence of shapes, materials, proportions on our wellbeing has been lost in technical details and strange regulations. Time for a reset where we start to build with the things (materials, shapes, proportions, colours, ...) we really need to live well and healthy. Principles which can be used widely from a residential home upto a diy tiny house.
Building a real 'home' like an animal makes its nest. Using natural materials that breath in harmony with the inhabitant, shapes that feel warm and embracing and proportions that match the environment. (Using ancient wisdom like golden ratio, feng shui and wabi sabi combined with a inner development of your own senses.)
A model UMU-home is being built as an example of this concept and on the same spot there will also be a prototypes of an UMU-pod, a tiny house concept using the same principals and that can be purchased as a diy-package.
Creating a network of construction companies and individuals who also want to make a difference in the way we build and live and who can give an answer to the increasing demand for places that heal and inspire.
The UMU-model home is under construction and targets to be ready first quarter 2022. (regular updates will be posted)
The first UMU-pods will be build on the La Grande Terre site third quarter 2021. (La Grande Terre, is an amazing project by Bart Weetjens, it will become an unique healing & meditation retreat in the French Ardennes)