A new Sleep Pod solution to the homeless crisis is being built in just under four weeks by Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE. The converted 20ft container will accommodate one person as a mobile sleeping pod with ensuite that can be located around the country at short notice.
CDCFE is building the project as part of its Education Programme integrating Interior Design, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Construction, Architecture Design and Technology, Graphic Design and Media Departments.
The project has been designed by Ceardean Architects who previously designed the “Ripple Container Home” a two bed unit made from a 40ft Container which was donated last year to SVDP and is now in use as an emergency housing unit.
Speaking about the project, Mr Trenaman of Ceardean Architects said: “This project is about making a low cost solution to getting people off the street and empowering them with some privacy and space to rebuild their lives”.
The pod is due to be finished in early March and will be donated to a charity for use as an overnight accommodation unit.
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