Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

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Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Community Compassion Outreach to unveil new ideas Saturday
Fort Lewis College engineering students tested and helped redesign housing that could be built for homeless residents. Ian Begay, left, and Andre Bos load 42-kilogram sacks of cement on a wind-load testing apparatus. The apparatus applies a uniform horizontal force to the opposite wall, simulating an 80 mph wind gust. Students also analyzed alternative housing models.
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Community Compassion Outreach will host a presentation on the redesigned homes and plans for a village for homeless residents from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Durango Christian Church, 255 E. 11th St. To RSVP, email Donna Mae Baukat at donnamaebaukat@gmail.com or call 236-2313.

Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Fort Lewis College engineering students tested and helped redesign housing that could be built for homeless residents. Ian Begay, left, and Andre Bos load 42-kilogram sacks of cement on a wind-load testing apparatus. The apparatus applies a uniform horizontal force to the opposite wall, simulating an 80 mph wind gust. Students also analyzed alternative housing models.

Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Fort Lewis College engineering students worked with Humanitarian House International this spring to redesign a structure that could house homeless residents. The homes could be built for about $20,000. Community Compassion Outreach, a Durango group, envisions the homes could built in a village that would also provide residents with services, such as case management.

Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Fort Lewis College students from left, Ian Begay, Eli Dickinson, Andre Bos and Natalie Lyon work on putting together a Humanitarian House International house with the frame made of plastic pipe and fittings. The Humanity House International dwelling was one of several different types being built to see what would work best in a community for the homeless.
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