The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile killed thousands of people and have left hundreds of thousands homeless. Today, poverty has left up to 3.5 million Americans in need of temporary housing.
Haiti, Chile and the US, have 100,000s of empty ISO shipping containers sitting dormant. My idea is to use local labor to convert one of these shipping containers into a safe, low-cost, eco-friendly home for temporary housing to those in need.
ISO shipping containers are rugged, weatherproof, and plentiful.
Local artisans and craftspeople will design and convert one of these shipping containers into a livable and safe home. Because building materials are unavailable to the poor, the design and build will focus on using scrap and recycled materials. Also, all build techniques will be done in a manner that is easily replicable by individuals with little or no construction skills. The final product will be instructional videos for NGOs to build these homes locally, with local labor.
My idea to use Bay Area artists and craftspeople (machinists, carpenters, welders, you name it) to design and convert a shipping container into a livable space for natural disaster (Haiti, Chile, Katrina, etc.) survivors and the poor. The idea is not only design and build a prototype, but to use French and Spanish language students and film students to create a multi-language instructional video on the build, so that NGOs can replicate these shipping container conversions in-country, with local labor and resources.
usa will not help the
Homeless they will not give someone something so good
There are several components to doing a pro job. One resource I discovered that succeeds in merging these is the Magic Container Plans (google it if you're interested) without a doubt the most useful info that I have ever seen. Check out this super website.
240p we meet again.
In the U.S. the homeless are used to keep the working slaves working so more money can be put in the rich mans pocket.
heard some in haitti pushed off land as they were on private property.thsoe million or so in a tent city.this eprson beneath my post;what si she wanting from people;describe cardboard homes or opinions of bankers or both.be interesting if bankers funded a event where they resided in boxes to understand homelessness.maybe ill post that on facebook?i already sent one post of people from bristol without home to my facebook page.i meeting like occupy minnesota 2nd biorthday in mnpls.mn.
Also, I would try to get a foundation standard so any suitable size could be dropped on a standardized template. PNP! >;)=
Use One large container, minimal modification, for emergency temporary home. Keep cost under 5000 per unit. Make them so they can be moved, stacked, shipped, and dropped into locations and just need hook-ups to be livable. Keep it simple, otherwise this is just architect fun, and not affordable for general populations.
DUDE YA GOTTA CHILL THESE THINGS ARE CHEAP A 52 FT CONTAINER GOES FOR ABOUT 3000$ IF YOU TAKE 6 WELD THEM TOGETHER 3 AND 3 YOULL HAVE A HOME 106FT X 24 FT WITH 9 FT CEILINGS. THATS OVER 2500SF HOME –AN EASY 4 BEDROOM RANCH STYLE .THE INTERIOR FINISHING INCLU 2 BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN SHOULD BE ABOUT 50,000 FOR A HIGHER END FINISH FOR A TOTAL OF 70,000 –LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE OF A STICK BUILT HOME BUT SAFER IN A STORM BEING THAT ITS WELDED TO THE GROUND AND THE STEEL WALLS ARE BULLET PROF
What's the capitol of Thailand? BANGKOK! *punches friend in genitals* ahh I miss those days
@noblinger Your response is a certain sign of your intellect,.
Make me one =]
Love this idea!!!
I hear ya! This is an awesome concept. Being from Haiti, I know those containers would go to good use. Thanks for the vids.
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