San Mateo, CA
Having seen much destruction caused by all types of
disasters in my 27 years working for FEMA, the description of the Bungalette
seems the smartest approach to single-family housing proposed in Project
New Orleans. Some suggestions for further improvements, as well as for
use throughout the USA:
1. Tether it to a strong piling (or tree), so that it won't float away
2. Make it round to lessen impact of wind and also allow floating
debris to go around it.
3. Construct with panels made by compressing agricultural bi-products,
bent into round shape and fastened together on site, then sprayed with
elasticized enamel or some impervious material to keep indestructable
by flood, hail, termites, mold, rot, earthquakes, etc. (See
4. Ensure quick and simple set up (4-8 hours per house).
5. Keep all construction costs low (i.e., $25K to $50K). FEMA's
mobile home costs from purchase, moving, set up, etc. are up to $150K/unit.
And these units are considered "temporary housing",whereas your design
can be permanent.
New Orleans, LA
Why did you use a photo of a man getting frisked by the cops?