Dear Skylark Wikihouse Fans,
I have been enthusiastically following project SKYLARK for several months now. Ever since it became possible to use data from the Skylark project, we immediately started adapting it for our lasers and using it in house model construction. A year ago I decided to acquire a CNC machine, which was a straightforward process: order from Alibaba - pay - unpack - startup, and learn to use. It was beneficial, even though not entirely optimal (covid logistic time).
pic: cnc router
As soon as the Wikihouse team released the V2 data, we began milling individual modules and adjusting the data, encountering a few errors. I was excited about the scalability and the division of the process into three basic parts: designing, manufacturing (CNC production), and Installing (DIY home). I want to pass all 3 phases for sure. The last one is the 2024 challenge now.
pic: zewaho projects
So far, we have been successful in scaling Wikihouse models. We have created small, larger, and multi-story buildings and prepared simple visualizations of both exteriors and interiors to clearly show how they will look from the outside and inside.
We are now focusing on the training mode in CNC production and verifying the quality of CNC data and milling tool limits. I highly appreciate the open-source approach of the Wikihouse project and decided to contribute my bit, as we say in the Czech Republic. I decided to create a kit for the horizontal Beehive, which will be integrated into a small api-house in several designs using the Skylark 200 kit.
pic: api house and bee hive pdf
domek-s-uly-skylark-200-v.0.2.0.pdf (3.8 MB)
To succeed in the Czech wood house market, we must undergo validation and certification by local authorities. This month, I have an appointment at the timber building certification institute and we are collaborating on a test project with the University of Ostrava UNI Ostrava, where we will replicate severalstatic tests conducted in the UK labs.
pic: build of API house inhouse
Keep your fingers crossed for us, and if you are interested in this project in the Czech Republic, do not hesitate to contact us. There is nothing better than successfully adjusting data so that the pieces from the CNC machine fit together like a puzzle, allowing you to create wall and floor modules. And it is amazing when you assemble a micro house and the last module fits with millimeter precision.
If you want to follow our progress, you can find us on Instagram
, where we have visualizations of exteriors and interiors, or on our website www.zewaho.cz, where you can find individual projects along with models and PDF documents at the high graphic level. (web is in czech but pics are clear).
All our skylark models we keep here:
Sketchfab zewaho models
Best regards and play with wikihouse. It is easy
Jiri / George