Phunsukh Wangdu. That name might ring many bells and if you are figuring hard who is the owner of this familiar name, we are to rescue. Phunsukh Wangdu was the name of the protagonist in the famous movie 3 Idiots. Played by Aamir Khan in the movie, the character was based on a real person who goes by the name of Sonam Wangchuk.
Why we are telling you all is because of the picture you see below, which shows a home with a Mahindra vehicle – maybe an old Commander – as its roof. This unique way of utilization has been done by Sonam Wangchuk’s Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh. The institute and the man himself is known for many other innovations but we petrolheads can’t get over this.
This unique house has been made in Ladakh. The topic rose to prominence after Anand Mahindra himself tweeted the pictures of the home built with a Jeep on top of it. His tweet read, ” A friend sent these pics from Sonam Wangchuk’s Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh. Recycling a Mahindra car into a home roof. A way of life at the Institute, where nothing gets discarded. Well this will compete with our auto-shredding venture but it’s far more creative!”.
A friend sent these pics from Sonam Wangchuk’s Himalayan Institute of Alternatives,Ladakh.Recycling a Mahindra car into a home roof.A way of life at the Institute, where nothing gets discarded.Well this will compete with our auto-shredding venture but it’s far more creative! pic.twitter.com/p7UwgOvtxD
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 14, 2018
Sonam Wangchuk’s Himalayan Institute of Alternatives (HIAL), Ladakh is often in the news. Talking of the Jeep house, it is quite an idea and an excellent way of recycling. While it is not something which can be adopted on a large scale, it definitely is a beaming example of how things can be utilized instead of just trashing them away.
What led to this different recycling solution is still not clear. However, we guess that it could either could be a lack of resources or more importantly, just a fun project to use some of the creative talent our country possess. Also, a jeep lying around for long could also be possibility. Instead of being an eye sore as a waste product, it is turned into something that is applause worthy. Why anyone else had not thought about this is something that got us thinking. Actually, it is quite brilliant way to build a remote home. Vehicles like the jeep here are built to last long and have a tough body structure. Perfect for a nifty home solution then.
On a close inspection, we see that there is a full built home underneath the jeep body. There could be a small stair leading to the jeep portion up which serves as a nice bedroom with windows. Wonder how nice it would be to lie up there, staring at the mountains and beautiful surroundings while slowly drifting into sleep. Hoteliers, a new theme resort idea is up for grabs here, please take notice and build something like this for us petrolheads.