Kanye West is letting the force be with him as he is gearing up to build low-income homes inspired by “Star Wars.”
Kanye West is trying to fight the homeless crisis by hitting it head-on by building homes in various communities.
While most people would hear this and think of small townhomes or even trailers, Kanye is taking another approach as he grabs inspiration from “Star Wars.
That’s right, Kanye was inspired by the aesthetics of the planet of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s desert home that he wants to mock that for many families.
Kanye wants the homes to be cave-like prefabricated structures that will be insulated from both hot and cold climates.
This move comes a year after Kanye took to Twitter saying
“We’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy Home. We’re looking for architects and interior designers who want to make the world better.”
In his highlight with Forbes where he talked more about this idea, he took the writer to a wooded area where he already had prototypes set up which they say looked like skeletons of wooden spaceships.
According to Forbes, the structures will be “oblong and dozens of feet tall” with an austere, brutalist vibe; prefabricated concrete slabs will be used for construction.
“I’m going to be one of the biggest real estate developers of all time—what Howard Hughes was to air crafts and what Henry Ford was to cars…We gonna develop cities,” said West, as he toured 300 acres of newly purchased land with Charlamagne Tha God.
As of now, there is no solid word on when or where we can expect to see these homes popping up, but with Kanye’s name on it, the time shouldn’t be too long.