HUTEC BACK STORY
HUTEC IDEA WAS BORN WHEN DAREN HOWARTH AND MATT ASH WHERE IN BRITTANY AND GETTING ANIMATED ABOUT HOW WE NEED A SYSTEMS CHANGE IN HOMES. WE HAD BEEN BUILDING EARTHSHIPS (GROUNDHOUSE) AND WANTED TO SEE A HOME THAT ALIGNED WITH THE NATURAL POWERS OF THE EARTH (SUN AND WATER, PLANTS AND THERMAL MASS) BUT WAS EXCEPTIONALLY LIGHT ON PEOPLE AND THE PLANET.
CUE HUTEC, A TINY HOME THAT IS LIGHTWEIGHT, FLEXIBLE IN IT’S LOCATION, ECOLOGICAL AND MODULAR. AND ONE THAT IS BOTH SUPER AFFORDABLE AND BREAKS THE SYSTEMIC PROBLEM OF HOMES BEING CENTRAL TO THE PROPERTY AND MONEY SYSTEMS. HOMES FOR LIFE NOT PROFIT.
IT SAT FOR A WHILE, AND THEN WAS THROWN INTO THE B CORP COMMUNITY – AT A 2 DAY HACKATHON IN LONDON ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. FOR TWO DAYS A TEAM FORMED TO HACK THE HUTEC SOLUTION.
HOT FROM B-CORP, DAREN SPENT SOME TIME WITH THE AMAZING SMALL HOMES DESIGNER SAM BOOTH, AND THE FIRST SERIOUS ATTEMPT AT THE DESIGN CHALLENGE OF MAKING A SMALL HOME THAT IS DESIGNED FOR DISS-ASSEMBLY STARTED. SAM IS OUR SPECIALIST ADVISOR MOVING FORWARD.
AS OF 2019, HUTEC IS A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT BEING UNDERTAKEN BY DAREN HOWARTH, MATT ASH AND FELICIA HAWOR, WITH SAM BOOTH CHIPPING IN WHEN HE CAN.
The HUTEC vision is a world where people have more space in smaller homes. More space outside, more space to be with family and friends. So we use space and time as interchangable. Our mission is to transform home creation, impacting the what, where & how of the home. To achieve this we will create a new kind of aspirational small home that is modular, lightweight, affordable and can be easily built & unbuilt anywhere. We will also look to support the creation of new narratives around homes & support those living the new stories into existence.
Daren, Matt and Felicia, march 2019, Brighton…