HELP (Housing Every Last Person) is a prototype for an immediate-response emergency housing system that is mass produced and transported quickly to wherever the need arises. Measuring a mere 8 feet deep by 12 feet across, it contains all the utility and function required to house a family of three. An alternate double unit can house up to six.
Commercial version of the HELP House emergency housing prototype. Consisting of 8 foot by 8 foot by 12 foot modules, the prefab system can be arranged in different layouts to create a guest house, cabana, studio, storage space, etc.
Each home is uniquely designed for the specific client and location. Then a pre-manufactured mechanical core is shipped to the site and a team of contractors assemble the precut structural frame and roof system. Afterwards, a group of volunteers from the neighborhood, local churches and nearby schools, led by a trained specialist, gather to stack and finish the exterior straw bale walls. With the house enclosed, the homeowners move in and install the re-locatable interior wall panels and cabinetry components, allowing the house to change as the family evolves.