We’ve all seen the devastation from the fires this fall in Northern California. We wanted to help so decided to try to raise money to send some of the smaller Sheldon shelters to help in the relief efforts in Paradise CA, one of the areas hardest hit. We raised enough […]
“Restore” is in the planning phase for the Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity. According to the ESVA Habitat for Humanity, the “Restore” will apply the thrift shop concept to the construction industry, and collect donated tools, gently used or surplus materials, and salvaged parts from old structures for resale to the public. This […]
When the whole idea of Shelter 2.0 started we had no idea where it would go and we certainly had no idea how much we would learn from the whole project, and that is the mission of Shelter 2.0. It’s a way to share ideas, technology and experiences with people from all over the world. […]
It’s one week to the day before we return to Haiti to set up shelters. With plane tickets in hand the reality of returning to Haiti to set up shelters after our first attempt was unsuccessful two years ago due to a shipping disaster is exciting and scary at the same time.
What a truly great day, we have just received word from the group we are working with in Haiti that they have received the shelters we sent them. We are so excited at the opportunity to go back to Haiti and provide shelter, and though but for a few, it will be three less families […]
Yesterday may have been the coldest day of winter here in Virginia so far but we barely noticed it due to the excitement of getting three shelters shipped off to Haiti yesterday. The shelters will be delivered to our consignee in Croix des Bouquet Haiti, Pastor Pierre Prinvil. Once Pierre has the shelters in his […]
Just wanted to let everyone know that we are putting three shelter kits together to be sent to Croix De Bouquet Haiti the beginning of November. We also have an upcoming local build here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. If you are interested in helping out, please get in touch.
Just wanted to share a piece from the PBS News Hour with Miles O’Brien. It’s an interview with the founder of Maker Faire Dale Daugherty talking about Maker Faire reigniting the spark about science, creativity and ingenuity. At about the 7:30 mark they talk about Dales idea to use the shelters as Maker Spaces in […]
Last Summer with the help of Pierre and Marie Prinvil we went to Haiti to try and set up two of our shelters. Try as we might though, Pierre and I could not get the shelters out of customs. However the trip was not a complete loss as friendships were made and we were able […]
This past weekend we were in Atlanta assembling a shelter with a group that is passionate about helping the homeless. The Mad Housers are dedicated to providing shelter to the homeless community of Atlanta by building a variety of small shelters for their clients. They believe that a person without a home has a far […]