This year our goals have expanded into providing mini homes to Bahamian families evacuated to North Carolina and other southwest states displaced by Hurricane Dorian. These families have a 6 month visa and will be forced back to Abaco by March of this next coming year. They have nothing to return to. Health Guidance has teamed up with North Carolina builders, designers and volunteers to mass produce as many micro homes as finances will allow. There are 53 families on the waiting list now and the list is growing. Our mini home designs incorporate minimalism and hurricane wind resistant design. The cost of these mini homes is under $2500 each for the units that sleep a family of four and around $1,300 for a micro design that houses can house one. The units will include solar power, water catchment and storage, self composting toilet, and a small kitchenette with propane cooking stove and sink.
Our goal in this project is to allow those affected by the Hurricane to once again become self sufficient. Our team plans to train Bahamians on all aspects of assembling the Abaco Bungalow, giving this community the autonomy to thrive once again.