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Hawaii residents are building tiny homes for lava evacuees

Tiny house to the rescue

By Liz Stinson  Jun 13, 2018, 10:30am EDT

Last month on Hawaii’s Big Island, lava began flowing from the Kilauea volcano. Ash, eruptions, and earthquakes drove thousands of residents from their homes, resulting in a housing shortage for people who were unable to find both short and long-term solutions.

Fortunately, a bit of relief is on the way in the form of tiny houses. For the past week, over 100 volunteers from the local carpenters union, business community, and more, as well as the National Guard, have worked together to erect 20 small homes that fill an eight-acre plot of land behind a church.

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https://www.curbed.com/2018/6/13/17457228/hawaii-lava-flow-evacuees-shelter

 

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Truedat

Just fence off an area  and order some large dog houses...Instant Camp Fema.

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2 hours ago, GAAnon said:

What a cool "tiny" house might look like...

Cool Tiny House

Actually those are just under 400 square feet, these ones are 120 sq. feet, but the idea is probably similar.

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2 hours ago, Full Throttle said:

I like it.  Fast and efficient.

This is a great solution to the evacuees housing problem, just make sure to park them on the other side of Danger Island...

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1 hour ago, Hazmat said:

This is a great solution to the evacuees housing problem, just make sure to park them on the other side of Danger Island...

Rite on to that.

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Good temporary solution. If folks still have jobs, they could recover. If they are without impetuous then it will be a sad state.

Hard to imagine losing everything I worked for my whole life. If I were older I would not have any gumption left.

Hope they do well. Even a bad day in paradise is a day in paradise.

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Those little homes are high dollar when you crunch the cost per
square foot. If you are looking for small and inexpensive then why
not a single wide mobile home? Oh, that's right! The genius minds
at FEMA ordered a bunch of them after Katrina. They piled them on a big
lot and they went downhill from lack of care and mold.   


 

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2 hours ago, BadBrad said:

The genius minds
at FEMA ordered a bunch of them after Katrina.


 

They off gassed so much no one could live in them. Modern heat is heck on plastics. I am so glad they trained our locals in the new wooden construction, for wooden high rises. Two nails, not one. It was an amazing building they put up and took down and we are honored to have seen history in the making.

 

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FEMA appears to have stopped testing trailers in early 2006, after a field agent discovered that one trailer, which was occupied by a couple expecting their second child, had formaldehyde levels at 75 times the recommended threshold for workplace safety

 

Edited by lostlogin
we don need no stinkin trailers

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