Is there a convergence in modern homes for homeless and well-off people? Homes may be similar based on archetypal roof-lines, shapes and open living areas. Green standards also translate into similar energy saving and sourcing approaches.
Costs can get controlled via standard designs, material choices, modular or pre-fab construction, home size and build location. We’ve heard about snazzy moderns already designed for some homeless, who live where buffalo roam.
Introducing the Fort Peck homes
Welcome to Fort Peck Reservation, Montana, where the unemployment rate is 50+ percent and residents wait years for substandard homes. It’s a well-picked place for building family houses meant to last.
Brad Pitt’s Make It Right team and collaborators began working with residents last year. “This is the first time in 130 years that anyone has asked us, ‘What do you want your home to look like?’” declared Dr. Ken Ryan, local historian.
Fast forward, and five homes have been designed with sharp looks, livability and LEED platinum certification in mind. We’re not surprised these moderns received attention from Fine Homebuilding, Archdaily and Building Design.