Saturday, November 8, 2014

Free shelters for the homeless, possible?

Is it possible to provide free shelters to the homeless?  

A team of young and creative people, Michael Polacek, Michal Nedorolik and Martin Lee Keniz with a vision of a better future, would like to make that happen though their company DesignDevelop by working on Gregory project .

It does not make sense though, when they have estimated that it will cost £41,000 to produce a prototype of 18 sq m (194 sq ft) of floor space that will include a bathroom, a kitchen, an office space, a bed with additional storage area.  To top that, a further £60,000 will be required to create an additional off-grid version with independent systems to connect the shelter with electricity, water and sewer systems.

Who will be willing be bear the cost to build and maintain it so that the homeless can stay there free of charge?  They have the answer.  Advertisers! The idea is to have the shelters incorporated into the advertisers' billboards so that the income from advertising could subsidize the shelters' running costs.

What would a billboard shelter look like?  Check this video out.

If you like to see this a success, you can contribute to Project Gregory at their Kickstarter page.

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