According to a study that came out in the year 2019, more than 60 million people in India do not even have basic facilities like home. Even today people in various parts of the country are forced to live in alternative houses like huts, so a 23 year old civil engineer has set out on a mission to provide home to everyone in the country.
Telangana’s Manasa Reddy has recently launched special OPods or microhomes, which are specially made from concrete pipes used for sewage. This microhome has a one bedroom arrangement, while it has 120 square-feet of living space.
All facilities like home are available
OPODs are designed like any normal home with a bedroom, kitchen, hall, washroom and shelves. Not only this, proper arrangements have been made for electricity and water as well as drainage in these small houses.
In this way, a house that can last for 100 years can be built in an area of 40 to 120 square feet, which will be suitable for every season. According to Mansa, its cost can be between 3.5 lakh to 5 lakh rupees.
After completing her BTech degree in Civil Engineering, Mansa then spent the next 6 months researching affordable homes designed for weather and local needs in Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Only after this she registered a company in January 2021 and with this she started working on his first model by March 2021.
It is worth noting that initially Mansa did not get any support for his idea, although now a large number of people are seen praising his work.