Bong Wee Kwong (known as Light BWK online) is going to be without a home in the next 45 days (approx). He had a long term plan of building a home on land that his family owns in several years from now, however, his current home will be sold much sooner than planned. He needs a permanent living solution to avoid being homeless.
My name is Lee Posey. I am a Sheet Metal worker from the Seattle area, in the US. Bong and I have been friends for 10 years, and business partners for over 6 years. Together we maintain and curate BlenderNPR.org, a site dedicated to Non-Photorealistic and Expressive Rendering of 3D CG material.
The old house:
As seen from the intro video of him and his brother clearing the path to the old house, the old house is in a really bad shape. The back extension of the house already collapsed. The trees are pressing down on all of the remaining upright roofs as well. The foundation poles and beams are tilted not only from the weight but from termites infestation. Repairing the old house will not get done fast enough before he is homeless and will cost much more than building a tiny house. The only solution in a fast approaching deadline is building a tiny home.
The state of the old house:
Bong will be using donated funds to build a permanent Tiny Home.
Funds will go toward:
+ Basic Furniture & extra roof materials
+ Water tanks Cost: USD 300 (Updated)
+ Prefab Shipping Container (Updated) Cost: USD4k [Fund secured]
+ A big enough solar system, which includes MPPT charge controller, inverter, solar panels and battery bank (Updated) Cost: USD 2.5k (minimal)
+ Financial support while setting up the house, adjustment period fund, and other bits and bobs
+ Hiring help to expedite all the processes
Where will he build is home?
Samarahan, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
The house site:
Your support will get Bong into a permanent home. He would also teach survival skills if in case one gets into homelessness.
1st milestone (US$ 4000) Shipping container: REACHED
2nd Milestone (US$ 6500) Solar system: Not reached
US$ 1575 more to reach 2nd milestone.
Update: Paypal donation https://www.paypal.me/lightbwk