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Housing Every Last Person

Architect Carib Daniel Martin and builder Rob Bragan in Bethesda, MD conceived and built the HELP house with $8,000 and labour provided by neighborhood kids.

“The basic structure, which measures 8 by 12 feet, includes a kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping space for three. Solar power, a gravity-fed water supply and a composting toilet would make it self-sufficient. Units can be combined, moved and reused.” [Via The Miami Herald]

HELP stands for Housing Every Last Person and Martin and Bragan hope to be able to supply them to US hurricane victims but are having trouble getting heard by the right people, i.e., FEMA.

We applaud the green approach, especially the idea of using composting toilets. If you are going to essentially re-start, why not do it properly with all the things we have learned about the benefits of building green.

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