The Impossible Roads Foundation has been working with the Home Depot to build Tiny homes out of shipping containers for disabled U.S. Veterans. It has been a great project that has been a joy to facilitate this past year.
One of the lead architects at our design partners at RMC Architects finished the final renderings, blueprints and design of the shipping container home that we are building. They took our vision and did a fantastic job with the layout and design.
I am so very thankful for all of our partners (Home Depot, Lynden Transport, Tesla, Matson, ConGlobal Industries) because they provided much more than funds, insight, and encouragement to help build homes for deserving U.S. Veterans… their encouragement and help provided a template by which we can re-imagine the best of outcomes for those that have struggled with disaster or displacement.
This design and these homes, beyond casual remembrances of long past hurricanes and extreme weather events, is an ethical concept of a humanitarian response for those who survive the worst of times.
It is the intention of the Impossible Roads Foundation to scale and apply versions of this container design so the Veterans and civilians alike, that are walking their “Impossible Road,” never have to settle for the common charitable afterthought of inadequate 2005 FEMA trailers, but rather this fantastic representation of wonderful ideals and ethics made manifest by great design and attention to detail.
This project ultimately starts a new conversation…a conversation about what we as a society are willing to do and what lengths we are willing to go to serve those in great need. Again, what measures will we take, and to what lengths are we will willing to engage in service to our greater imaginings for the benefit of those who will sustainably receive our care? We are willing to go to impossible lengths…its in our name.