Home of the future?

A child’s imagination can surprise, entertain and inspire. The next generation’s visions of the future can prove to be both insightful and unconventional, and that’s exactly what was discovered...

A child’s imagination can surprise, entertain and inspire. The next generation’s visions of the future can prove to be both insightful and unconventional, and that’s exactly what was discovered through a new competition from E.ON Energy recently. 

To get a glimpse into what children think technology in the home might look like over the next few decades, children aged five to 12 from across the country were asked to draw what they imagine their future homes could look like.

These were then brought to life by professional designers, and the results were unconventional to say the least! Among the winners was five year old Edward from Northamptonshire. 

Edward’s design includes:

  • a roof made from chocolate
  • an invisible flag protecting the chimney which eat ‘bad guys’ (but let’s Santa Claus in, of course)
  • lickable lemon-flavoured windows
  • a mouth for a door
  • robotic arms jutting out of the walls to catch friends and bring them around to play.