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Ignite DC #6

Jeremy Caverly

Cans for Condos

9% Unemployment ain't going anywhere anytime soon. The foreclosure disaster will continue well into 2011 and possibly beyond. Millions of people are already homeless and hopeless across America.

I propose a localized model for manufacturing HOMES out of shipping containers (aka in the industry as "Cans"). This is the IKEA version of pre-fabricated homes. Local Vo-Tech educational centers will operate as manufacturing plants as well as training facilities for skilled-trade apprentices. Designs are standardized and open sourced. Prospective owners can gain credit towards their purchase via sweat equity at the plant a la the Habitat for Humanity model or they can even order packaged "Kits" shipped to them and assemble the interiors on-site at their property on their own for the lowest financial investment possible.

To encourage mobility of labor, these units would include standardized (ISO) "hook-ups" that would allow them to be plugged into "Condo Buildings" anywhere they'd like to pick up and move to, just like "PODS" storage containers.

About Jeremy Caverly:

Jeremy Caverly has been immersed in the online technology & communications space for over 12 years. From building websites & technology solutions for local small businesses to managing service engagements & marketing strategies for brands as large as Nike, Visa, Chevron/Texaco & Fujitsu, Jeremy has consistently kept pace with the bleeding edge of innovation.

Currently, Jeremy works as a self-styled "Brandvangelist", helping organizations strategically leverage online communities for brand development and communications. Jeremy moved to the DC-Metro area in 2005 after his hometown of Punta Gorda, FL was decimated by Hurricane Charley. Today, he lives in - and looks forward to the further development of - Wheaton, MD with his wife, Cassandra and a ridiculously obese cat, Kikyo.

http://jeremycaverly.com http:///JeremyCee

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