When it isn't activated yet, the habitat acts like any equipment you can print from the Printer, you can attach it to any two adjacent slots and thus carry it by hand or on a vehicle.
The habitat is a small house-like structure that allows you to establish new bases anywhere by putting it on the ground and activating it when clicking the icon over it.
Once activated, It acts as :
- the hub of a base from which to extends platforms,
- a place to protect yourself from storms, when entering it (get close then press Tab),
- a way to save the game, when entering it,
- a respawn point in case of death (to act as a spawn, you must enter the habitat at least once after activating it),
- an infinite source of Oxygen.
The habitat has two slots on its side to attach up to 2 small items.