The Horizon Unit Prototype, Melbourne, Victoria.
Oscar Building is working with the Summer Foundation and Stretchy Tech to prototype and display an interim housing unit that can be rapidly located to provide housing for someone who is waiting for accessible housing to become available or for home modifications to be completed.
The prototype looks just like any other small house – it has a living area, bedroom and ensuite, kitchenette and laundry. Assistive technology increases the occupant’s independence, safety and security.
With funding from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), this project is aiming to have a long-lasting impact on the way people with disability are discharged from hospital and into the community.