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Domopolis Built?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:30 pm    Post subject: Domopolis Built? Reply with quote

I remember the great American thinker, Brian Hansen, once described Domopolis, a town of geodesic domes...

Portable Housing, Made in Montana

California, facing growing homelessness, adopted a law in 2008 requiring cities and towns to make land available for homeless encampments. Since then World Shelters, a nonprofit group in Arcata, has seen demand grow for its U-Dome, a geodesic structure made of polypropylene panels. River Haven, a homeless camp in Ventura County, now has 19 U-Domes in use, including one with communal showers and a toilet.

The U-Dome 200 is 195 square feet, 10 feet tall and configured with a single bed, though two could fit. It costs $2,750 for individuals and $1,825 for humanitarian groups. World Shelters makes other shelters, including the new TranShel, a 192-square-foot rectangular modular home costing $500 that is aimed at the emergency market for displaced people.

Hope for the homeless at River Haven: a push for self-sufficiency

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be flattered if I weren't so busy being laugh-out-loud amused...
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