Get the RemakeTalent container house launched

We are extremely excited to share the news of #remaketalent 's first hands-on, real world project: our prototype shipping container house!

We are just now putting the final touches on this model home. It is our goal to land this container in Talent within the next 10 days, and soon after ramp up production to replicate this model and provide short-and long-term housing and storefront options for residents and businesses displaced by the #almedafire. We believe that with the right crew and the right production facility, we can knock out one of these homes every 3-4 days, for under $15k apiece. But we cannot do it without your help!

First, a few quick facts about the Remake Talent container home:

• This 160 sq ft modular home features 2 queen-size beds; a half bath with shower, sink, and toilet; a full kitchen with chopping block countertops, fridge, range, and oven; a separate living room/work nook; floor to ceiling windows and glass doors; and a rooftop garden/living roof. Practical and pretty are not mutually exclusive!

• Designed initially for off-grid living, this tiny home runs almost entirely off propane (water heater, space heater, refrigerator, range and oven), with minimal electrical needs supplied by the equivalent of a car battery charged by a small solar panel. It requires only a water source and a sewer outlet. Minimal utilities+minimal waste=minimal maintenance costs.

• Waterproof and well insulated (the rigid foam insulating panels are hidden inside exterior cedar panels to maximize interior space), this home is set for all-season living. Further R-value and fire-resistance is provided by a layer of organic material in the living roof. If we're going to live in the world, we must find a way to be a part of it.

Listen. It is no secret that  many of us are extremely concerned with how we can provide shelter and long-term livability to our valley's most vulnerable populations. Families, essential and migrant workers are leaving this valley every hour in the wake of the fire, and with them goes a part of our identity, our diverse community, and our economic capacity to overcome this tragedy in the near term. Let us be clear: there is no single solution. This is only one amongst many. But we believe in this, and we will continue to push for new ways to make this valley affordable while keeping it attractive, enchanting while environmentally conscious. We can remake it better. Together.

So how can you help? There's no easy way to say it. We need your financial help. It is our nonprofit mission to respond to an evolving situation with concrete ideas for how we can protect our vital community from rampant speculation and unchecked gentrification. We've already laid out our goals and strategies for how we can Remake Talent. But ideas are one thing; action is another. It is going to cost money to bring this container home into downtown Talent for our community to see and offer their input, to help us find efficiencies and refine the idea, and to ramp up production quickly. But no matter what, WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

It is not easy to ask for money when surrounded by an ocean of need, and we hope that you will continue to give directly to those who need it most: with your time, your energy, and your resources.But if you’re feeling what we’re putting out here, and want to see more than just good ideas? Please consider a donation to our Container House Gofundme to help us make affordable housing available quickly to those who need it most.

Fundraising team: #remaketalent (3)

Tucker Teutsch
Raised $2,871 from 14 donations
Talent, OR
Ashland School of Environmental Technology (Aset)
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Alina Van Beek
Team member
Raised $181 from 3 donations
Audra McMurray
Team member
Raised $15 from 1 donation

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