We will build 18 micro homes for homeless women veterans. 

They will be 12 feet by 16 feet, providing about 192 square feet of floor space.  They will have a kitchen, full bath, and combination living room and bedroom.  They will be Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliant.

They can be set up in days, and the high insulation value of these homes enables them to be heated and cooled at very low cost. These can even be set up to use solar power if needed. 

We hope to see these small but clean and warm micro homes set the standard for housing our homeless veterans.

Construction:

The homes will be made with Structural Insulated Panels (SIP).  Why are we using SIPs?

Composite materials, often shortened to composites or called composition materials, are engineered or naturally occurring materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate and distinct at the macroscopic or microscopic scale within the finished structure, which consists of hard ceramic particles embedded in soft metal matrix.

Most people are already familiar with these composites from their use in surfaces associated with personal hygiene, as fiberglass is used in shower stalls and bathtubs, and widely used in imitation granite and cultured marble sinks and countertops. They most advanced examples are used in spacecraft.

Benefits:

They provide a versatile material that is used in building as an alternative to traditional Portland cement.  The foundations, panels and internal walls of our homes will be made with a composite which makes the structures fire resistant, mold resistant, water resistant, thermally insulated, termite proof and strong enough to withstand most natural disasters.  It is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic building material providing both strength and insulation value.   

They are more than 60% more energy efficient (R-Value of 30 in the floors and walls), 300 times stronger, and greener than common construction materials, making them one of the highest performing building envelopes available today. 

....Mold, Fungus & Bug Free (non-nutrient to mold, fungus & insects (ASTMG-21).
•    Fire-Proof (UL 055 and ASTM-Tested and A-Rated).   
•    Water-Proof (Freeze/Thaw-Tested for 36 months).
•    Impact Resistant (ASTM D-5628).
•    NYC Approved (MEA # 359-02-M).
•    Silica & Asbestos Free.
•    Resistant to EMF (Electro-Magnetic Frequencies)
•    Ideal for Flooring (3/4” = 2 1/2” of poured concrete!).
•    Florida Hurricane Tested with winds up to 200 miles per hour.

You might say "WOW they will be very expensive to build."
 
Our answer is that nothing is too good for our veterans, and they cost less than most of the homes available today.  Compared to current home construction, they are significantly more resistant to water, fire, insects and mold, and are far safer in extreme conditions caused by earthquakes, hurricanes and tornado strength winds of up to 200 miles per hour.

 
Fire test video
 For more Information you can Contact Michael Stacey at purekraze2014@gmail.com