PREVIOUS PROJECTS ARE NOW BEING AMALGAMATED INTO ONE PROGRAM: OPERATION TINY HOMES AUSTRALIA
UPDATE: This program now includes those made homeless by the catastrophic NSW Floods 2022 So many people need our help now more than ever.
OPERATION TINY HOMES - NSW FLOODS
Flatpack Kits for Flood Survivors
We are raising funds to help flood survivors in Northern NSW. With the funds raised we are purchasing custom made flatpack tiny house kits, as shown above. Building the kits commenced in April 2022 with several completed already. We will continue to build for as long as the funds allow. Please come and volunteer your time to help us assemble the homes. All skills levels and experience welcome. Many Hands make light work!
Our project is to build sleeping pods and tiny homes for the homeless, with a priority to assist women in need. A similar project piloted in the UK has seen the pods hailed as "life-savers" for the support they've given rough sleepers in the city. Helen Lloyd-Jeng, from charity Amazing Grace Spaces - says the innovative solution have helped save lives: "The pods have saved six people.That is amazing. It gives us a sense of purpose and shows that the pods really do work."
Container of Dreams aim is to build creative temporary housing options while continuing to work towards our long-term goal of providing permanent, affordable housing to the disadvantaged.
To do this we need your help... Please donate to our project...
Homelessness is on the rise in Australia. Some 116,400 Australians are without a home — the highest number since the census began estimating the prevalence of homelessness.
Women are the fastest growing group of homeless in Australia, particularly those over the age of 50 experiencing homelessness. On census night in 2016, there were an estimated 6,866 women over 50 who were homeless — the figure representing a 31 per cent increase since 2011. Sleeping rough increases chances of becoming victims of crime including experiencing violence and sexual assault. Many homeless women are vulnerable and live in fear on the streets.
Homelessness as a result of domestic violence is the reality for many women across the nation with temporary accommodation currently at critical levels. Advocacy group, Women’s Community Shelters estimates that over 50 000 women are homeless every night across Australia and one in two women are turned away from crisis centres.
Here’s what we’re doing about it...
Our Sleeping Pods and Tiny Homes will provide much needed safety and security to these women. We are going to create modular sleeping pods to offer as a safe haven to women and others who are sleeping rough so they can #dosswithdignity.
The capsules can function as individual shelters or as a community of pods. The intent is to work closely with charitable organisations to donate a pod or community of pods to an area. As these will be a temporary shelter for the homeless, the charities will manage the general maintenance and monitor the pod availability for the homeless community.
And how it’s going to change the world?
It may not change the world but it will change the world for one person...
...or two, or three, or six... (you get the idea...)