Micro House

Paving the way to solve rapid urbanisation! The Micro House redefined modern homes to incorporate sustainable building elements.

Taylor's University

Funder
PARTICIPANTS
PROJECTS INITIATED
RAISED FOR PARTNERS
HOURS OF SERVICES
Programme Status
Completed
Year
2018
Duration
Programme Type
Boot Camps
Programme Theme
Rapid Prototyping, Sustainability

In collaboration with Taylor's University for Taylor’s Future Movement Open Day, the inaugural project served as a unique experience for learning the ropes of the issues of rapid urbanization, global challenges, and sustainability. This homey, modern microhouse featured a solar panel system, upcycled decor, a built-in motion sensor using Internet-of-Things computing devices, an edible garden, and even a harvestable rainwater system for watering purposes.

The Micro House created a hands-on learning experience for nearly 50 volunteers as participants go through an intensive workshop for harnessing the sun's power for solar panels and fully building the house. The Micro House project was aimed to tackle United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 11, making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The project was further documented with a local student's "minimum waste lifestyle" in a 7-day experience living in the microhouse, wrapping up their stay with a joyful potluck with friends.

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

Mentors

Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka

This Programme was made possible by

This boot camp allows me to go beyond ideation phase to put plan into practice. As part of the winning teams, I get to implement my ideas and along the journey.
Rebecca Lee
Participant

More articles

Why Teach Digital Literacy to Stateless Youth?

The undocumented children of Malaysia are stripped of countless opportunities and potential due to legal rights and issues. In this age of information, digital literacy is a viable solution to assist these youths in overcoming all odds. Let us eradicate this division by introducing them to the online world.

What if we did everything right? This is what the future could be in 2050

The year is 2050, we’ve successfully halved emissions every decade since 2020. Trees are flourishing, EV technology is thriving, climate organizations and youth leaders are pressing on to ensure we do the same for 2100. Read more to immerse yourself with a glimpse of 2050 if what 2050 could be if we’ve successfully mitigated the worst of climate change.

Is there a Future for Youths without Degrees?

Modernity has upped the ante of ever-increasing education fees, study loan debts, and job scarcity, but spawned a plethora of opportunities for digital entrepreneurship, self-employment, and freelancing positions, there’s no wonder that youths are left to ponder: do degrees really matter anymore?