A UK charity is transforming empty shipping containers into micro homes for the homeless, and the results are incredible!
The operation, run by Help Bristol’s Homeless, aims to provide shelter for a homeless person for a year.
The impressive project is also helping rough sleepers find a permanent home.
And the homes look spectacular!
They have been transformed from a shipping container, into a home with a spacious living area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
Army veteran Jasper Thompson founded the charity in 2017, after feeling compelled to do more to help the homeless in his area.
“It’s been a whole community effort.
“The most important thing is that the homeless people who are here are the ones leading the project,” Jasper said.
“It’s about everyone working together, learning trades and people pulling each other up.
“We’re registering as a social enterprise, we’d love to see this work and roll more places out there. We’ve shown what can be done with a bit of energy and support,” he added.
A video posted by Jasper to his Facebook page shows that the mini homes have double doors, insulation and a heating system.
Jasper also explains that a homeless person on the streets who meet the criteria can move in straight away.
Not only does Jasper want to help with providing shelter, he is also keen to develop their skills, and they’re even given a chance to redesign and refit the shipping containers.
“They’re also given opportunities to develop skills by helping in the conversion of the containers into homes.”
Bristol businesses EDF Energy, Barratt Homes, Balfour Beatty and Colliers International are also involved in the project.
The charity is doing an incredible thing to transform the lives of the homeless in Bristol!