Create your own home – Co-design prior to self-building
Book, 2020

This text describes methods for co-design of housing. »Egnahemsfabriken« at Tjörn was created by members of civil society in 2017. It is a building center and support structure for anyone who wants to build their own house or help others build theirs. Particular focus is placed on three vulnerable groups in the housing market: the young, elderly and refugees. How can we help them create their own homes? In the first part, the text takes off in co-design and self-building in Latin America, describing the role models for the co-design method developed by ​Egnahemsfabriken. In the second part, Egnahems fabriken’s co-design method is described, as well as how it has been applied and transformed so as to be effective and efficient. Finally, the future is discussed with regard to the potential for scaling up Egnahemsfabriken to other parts of Sweden – and the world.





Jenny Stenberg

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Metoder för deltagande design och kollaborativt byggande

Adlerbertska Foundations, 2019-01-01 -- 2020-05-31.

Socialt bostadsbyggande av och med nyanlända, unga och äldre

VINNOVA (2017-04752), 2017-12-01 -- 2019-11-30.

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Egnahemsfabriken, Chalmers & Apricus

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