What we do is simple - we create temporary accommodation from shipping containers to produce high quality, fully self contained, insulated, heated micro flats. We have created 15 complete micro flats so far, which have been arranged together, some stacked two high with walkways and steps in a community setting alongside the rest of our project. We have a converted a bus as an emergency shelter and converted other shipping containers to provide a shower block, a laundry, a kitchen, a canteen and an office all of which complete the HBH project at Spring Street in Bristol. The difference is that we do not just provide accommodation. We engage our guests and residents in the project itself. They are encouraged to get involved in a voluntary way to help create the micro flats, help facilitate the services we can offer such as hot meals, whilst they themselves are living within the project. We find this does more than just boost their self worth and self esteem - it gives them a work ethic, it gives them pride, it gives them access to develop skills alongside trades, it gives them more than just a home, it gives them a place in a community and a chance to give back.
Four of the micro flats at the project, inside two of them (they are all different)
Our emergency shelter bus 360Winx and inside is warm and cosy and can sleep 12 each night.