How to build a bounce house
A new startup, Bounce House, is using the internet to build homes for the homeless.
They hope to provide a solution for the US where homelessness has been a chronic problem for decades, and their product is a bouncing house.
The startup says it’s not an entirely new idea.
In 2016, the company, which was founded by two roommates and a tech entrepreneur, created a series of homes in Los Angeles that are all made of prefabricated materials, including metal and glass.
The company says it hopes to make those houses for $100 per square foot, with a goal of having a house that can be fully assembled in one month.
“The house is designed to be self-contained, but we think it’s also good for the environment,” founder, Matt McQuaid, told The Verge.
“It is very much a community-focused house.
You can’t have a single home and be the only one that has a space for living.”
The houses are essentially just prefab structures, which is one of the biggest challenges in building a house, McQuade explained.
“We have a very limited number of materials, and a lot of people don’t have access to these materials,” he said.
“So what we’re doing is building the house in our backyard.”
The house was built from recycled materials.
The design is meant to encourage a sustainable lifestyle and the company is also looking to improve its materials as they age.
For example, Mcquade said they are using a polycarbonate roof for the foundation, which could reduce its carbon footprint, as well as using the materials for plumbing.
They’re also using reclaimed materials to make the walls.
The houses will be sold online through the company’s website and they’re working with a local company to build them.
McQuae said the company plans to have the houses available for rent within the next year.
The house, which they are calling the “Bounce House,” has a floor to ceiling glass ceiling and windows that open to the sky.
“Bouncing House is a unique home design that combines traditional materials and design elements,” the company says on its website.
The houses are designed to attract a variety of people, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and three large bedrooms.
“The houses do not use any of the materials commonly found in other homes.
We are using natural materials and materials that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.”
In addition to its homes, BounceHouse has an app that lets you customize your house and even give it a personalized home screen that displays photos, addresses, and phone numbers for people who live nearby.
The app allows you to select an address from your phone’s location, and it will show up in your map.
“When someone walks in their neighborhood, they’re looking at their phone, they see their neighborhood on their screen, and then they can make a booking with us,” McQuay said.
For anyone who wants to make a home for themselves or someone they know in their area, Bounce Houses says they have plans to offer a rental market, too.
“Our goal is to give the housing community access to a wide variety of materials that can help them make homes that are affordable and that can provide their community with the opportunities it needs to thrive,” Mcquaid said.
“I think we’re going to find that people are going to want to live there.
We think that it’s going to be a really good way for the community to build.”
McQuade said the biggest thing that keeps him and his co-founders up at night is that their home will be a safe place to live.
“You’ll see a lot more people walking through the door,” he added.