Would US military homeless veterans rather live in this or the depressing US Veterans Administration housing or worse a shelter?
Hugh Simpson, who is a former Commander of the Sons of American Legion, knows the answer from speaking to a number of these individuals, who told him they would rather live in their current homes of tents and even cardboard boxes!
Valentine International LLC, a USA Wyoming based LLC, consults and designs Eco-Villages like the rendering by their architect Kyle Hanover shown here that could easily house veterans in the short term while his retired veterans help them find jobs or better yet go into business for themselves.
This is NO pie-the-sky dream but a well thought out 6 month program that can get them back to being productive Americans!
The program will include rehabilitation by professionals, job development skills with companies looking to employ these veterans, skills for successful relocation back into society and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Hugh Simpson, a former Post Newsweek TV Group investigative reporter, attended military school and was set to follow in the footsteps of his Army Dad and Navy uncle. He had the grades to even be accepted into one of the US military academies. Unfortunately flat feet and extreme nearsightedness ended these opportunities.
As you will note the suggested structure are domes that would use Hugh's dodecahedron shaped Raptor Domes ™ Kits.
The dodecahedron dome shape is the strongest on Planet Earth.
It is designed to withstand Category 5 hurricanes, tornadoes and mid-level Richter scale earthquakes. It requires no high end maintenance as it has no gutters or soffits. It is also a "heat sink" meaning that by its geometrical shape it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer without excessive HVAC bills.
This is a 27 foot diameter dome that could easily house several veterans in an interior like the one below.
Hugh wants the funds to build a 3 to 6 unit model Eco-Village to enable government officials, Congress men and women, US Senators, the media and individuals to see the viability of this program instead of the current depressing apartment complexes and shelters that have no room for recreational and meeting facilities.
The funds will be used to manufacture 3 to 6 27 foot diameter Raptor Domes ™ Kits, build the 3-6 dome structures, outfit at least two of the domes, lease or buy the property for the model, and purchase the CNC router seen below for $5000 less shipping and handling.