M1 Urban-Camp render

M1: Off Grid Personal Living for 1-2

On-Board Fresh and Black Water Storage, Fuel for Heat and Power, Digital Resouce Manager

  • Steel Door and Window Security Screen
  • Sink, Toilet, Shower, Heat, Vent, Lighting
  • Bed Platform and Lots of Storage

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  • 10 ft x 8 ft Living Space
  • 7 ft Ceiling Height
  • 12 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft Overall


  • Steel Door and Frame
  • Deadbolt Lock – Personal Key
  • Milk Box Delivery Door
  • Window with Security Screen


  • HUD Code Construction
  • UL Certification
  • Fire Safe Construction
  • Smoke and CO Alarms
  • Safety Glass Windows
  • Exterior Light


  • Home Type Amenities
  • Drywall Walls and Ceiling
  • Waterproof Sheet Flooring
  • Raised Standard Bed Platform
  • Extensive Personal Storage
  • Pantry Cabinet
  • LED Lighting Fixtures
  • Wall Mounts for Clean Floor

Bath Fixtures

  • Ceramic Flush Toilet
  • Ceramic Wash Sink
  • Corner Shower Unit


  • Traditional Exterior Finish
  • With Classic Finish Color
  • Fiber Cement Siding and Trim

Water -  Power Management

  • Computer Control
  • Resource Management

Resource Efficiency

  • Average 3500 BTU Energy Use
  • Average 15 GPD Water Use


  • Welded Steel Frame
  • Thermal Wall, Ceiling, Floor Panels
  • Lightweight for Low Load Base

Water and Wastewater

  • 100 GAL Fresh Water Tank
  • 120 GAL Blackwater Tank
  • For Weekly Refresh Service
  • Time-Out Water Flow Control

Fuel System

  • 2 x 20 LB Propane Tanks
  • Dual Tank Regulator
  • Weekly Refresh Service


  • Auto-Start Propane Generator for
  • Battery Charge System
  • 2 x 12V No Maintain Batteries
  • Rated at 100 Amp-HR
  • Non-Corrosive Battery Boxes
  • 12V LED Lighting Systems


  • Hydronic Heating System
  • Tankless Water Heater
  • Thermostat Control

Hot Water

  • Heat Exchanger for Domestic


  • 12 VDC Fan Units rated 50 CFM


  • 2 x USB Charging Ports



  1. Concept: A low cost minimalist shelter with on-board utilities for urban homeless.

  2. Environment: Current Urban Encampments.

  3. Occupancy:  1-3 people. Consider: (1) single person, (2) couple, (3) single or couple with child, (4) single or couple with elderly, (5) single or couple with pet.

  4. Servicing:  Weekly replenishment of utilities, and food / personal care items through external access only of utility area.  No service provider access to personal space.  Service provided by non-profit / religious organizations.

  5. Base Requirements:
  • Weatherproof: Exterior vandal resistant skin for weather protection and insulation.  Including floor and roof.
  • Security and Safety: Security windowed door with keyed exterior access.  Escape window and security screen for emergency egress and ventilation on open from interior.
  • Personal Use: Sleeping area above floor.  Maximum storage space for personal goods
  • Ability to Clean: Wall supported interior fixtures to maintain clear floor area for cleaning.
  • Movable: Design as a skid to winch onto tilt trailer for delivery and re-location.
  • Aesthetics:  Home-like exterior and interior design and finishes.
  1. Onboard Utility Requirements:
  • Clean Water: Water for sanitation, hygiene, and possible drinking – cooking.
  • Wastewater: Wastewater from toilet, sink, and possible floor drain.
  • Propane:  Propane for generator, heating, and possible cooking.
  • HVAC Systems:  Ventilation, heating, and possible cooling.
  • Power: Generator and battery for electric power for lighting, hvac, utility outlet, and possibly pumps