Architect converts auto rickshaw into mobile home complete with bed, kitchen and toilet – it s viral

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The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG.

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Updated: Oct 12, 2020, 21:21 IST

The architect Arun Prabhu NG named the project SOLO 01.
The architect Arun Prabhu NG named the project SOLO 01. (Instagram/@the.billboards.collective/)

Thanks to social media, you may have seen several pictures or videos of auto rickshaws with various modifications. However, this one takes customisation to a whole new level. An architect has impressed netizens by creating a tiny home on top of an auto rickshaw. The special vehicle has a bed, kitchen and bathroom along with other amenities. Pictures of the creation have gone viral.

The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG. He shared pictures of the portable auto rickshaw back in December 2019.

“Super stoked to finally reveal a project that has been in the works! SOLO 01,” said a post detailing the special vehicle. “This ingenious small space design transforms a customized THREE WHEELER into a comfy mobile home,” it said further.

The pictures shared, show that the vehicle is equipped with a kitchen, wash basin, bathroom set-up with a bathtub, and a bed. The structure has solar panels and a water tank. The space also has several shelves and racks, and many windows for ventilation.

The vehicle once again caught people’s attention thanks to a Twitter thread about it.

Twitter user [email protected] posted three tweets sharing details about the vehicle and also shared some pictures.

Several people have shared reactions about the special portable home. Many also tagged business tycoon Anand Mahindra in their tweets.

 What do you think about this special three-wheeler home?

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Architect, 32, transforms his home into a lush garden with more than 400 plants

An architect with a penchant for all things green has transformed his city home into a lush ‘rainforest’ after years of collecting rare and unusual plants.

Jason Chongue, from Melbourne, has a stunning greenery collection with more than 400 strong plants that have since become a part of the décor.

With little outdoor space to work with, the 32-year-old interior designer brought his gardening indoors – and has since filled every corner of his home with potted and hanging plants of all shape and sizes.

Architect Jason Chongue (pictured) has a stunning greenery collection that now spans more than 400 strong plants that have all become a part of the décor

Architect Jason Chongue (pictured) has a stunning greenery collection that now spans more than 400 strong plants that have all become a part of the décor

‘The last count was over 400 plants indoors and outdoors there is plenty more,’ Jason told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Filling my home with plants was an organic result of not having enough outdoor space to feed my gardening obsession. 

‘When you live in a dense urban community, outdoor space comes at a premium, so the answer was gardening indoors. There are so many indoor plants that can thrive in our indoor world.’

His obsession with plants started organically when he helped his parents and grandparents with gardening at a ‘very young age’.

I was infatuated with nature and greenery, from plants to pets I was obsessed. I would spend my days in the garden, growing and experimenting with anything I could get my hands on,’ he said.

‘Over the years I’ve explored a range of plant types and species, but the collection has grown and evolved. Some plants I have with me now are from my childhood, whilst others are additions and others have been passed on to me.

‘My obsession with plants comes from my passion for greenery and how plants can make the world of difference in our living spaces.’

He turned his home into an indoor garden after years of collecting rare and unusual plants

He turned his home into an indoor garden after years of collecting rare and unusual plants

Jason’s top five tips to styling a home with plants

1. PLAN WELL: When it comes to curating plants in small spaces it pays to sit down and plan out the overall look you are wanting to achieve. This might include how many plants, where they will go and the style you envisage. This will give you a clear direction when you are sourcing plants and planters.

2. DON’T BE CHARMED BY LOOKS: We all make the mistake of choosing plants purely by how they look. It’s more important to choose plants for your space by the natural lighting conditions they require.

3. KNOW WHO YOU ARE AS A GARDENER: If you are nervous about gardening, then choose plants that are easy to care for and low maintenance. Start with a handful of plants and slowly build up your garden once you get a handle on how to care for your plants.

4. BE YOURSELF. DON’T FALL FOR FADS: We’re fortunate to have so many great creative in our communities. This gives us a great opportunity to have unique planters

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