Taku Tanku mobile shelter
Bicycle towable floating mobile shelter made from rainwater tanks.
New York-based architects Stereotank in collaboration with Japanese designer Takahiro Fukuda created a mobile shelter made from two 3,000 liter water tanks.
Taku Tanku is very light. Carried by one or two persons or by a bicycle, by a car or potentially even by a boat, Taku Tanku is made out of recycled water tanks and can travel through many landscapes to serve as companion and shelter.
Taku Tanku is an eco-friendly project that can be easily assembled, built with off-the-shelf and re-purposed materials. The structure is composed by two 3,000 liter water tanks connected by a ring of wood that frames the entrance and rests on a two wheeled base.
The interior can sleep two to three people There are no cooking or bathroom facilities. There is a small underfloor storage area beneath the cypress wood flooring Solar powered LED lighting and fans, and hatch windows for ventilation.
We think Taku Tanku is great mobile shelter. For emergency and camping. We hope that Taku Tanku is not used as a tiny house – terrible insulation (gets very hot and cold), no cooking or washroom facilities.
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Terrible tiny house.