Provide Ecoshells for safe, affordable houses for low-income earners. We will provide water and sanitation as well, and larger domes for other uses including grow vegetables, raising fish (i.e. hydroponics and aquaponics) for food security and elevated levels or prosperity. Ecoshells, like the one shown, are THE answer to affordability to low-income people in developing countries. The units are built with local materials and local labor at about $2 to $3 a day. By UN standards, a small EcoShell can provide housing for a family of 8 people for an approximate price of US $3,500.
Steelheart International LLC (hereinafter Steelheart) is a small veteran owned company, owned by Roger Morgan who has an education and corporate background in international business. The goal is to secure sufficient financing from international financing institutions to create a housing market in Uganda and beyond.
We are interested in building an Eco village which should contain Eco Shells for housing but larger domes as well for hydroponics, aquaponics any other uses. We have an affiliation with Kentim University, a new university in Kampala dedicated entirely to agriculture. We are interested as well in an exchange programs for students and faculty in order to enhance the possibility of improving food security throughout East Africa.
EcoShells and Grow Domes, produced by DFTW, are currently THE answer to the world’s need for affordable housing. The model Io20 is 314 sq’ (20’ or 6.1 meters) meets UN standards for a family of eight. They can be constructed for as little as $3 to $5,000 in underdeveloped countries using local materials and labor, not including the cost of the infrastructure. A community of 80 Ecoshells, like those shown here, was developed in Indonesia for a total cost of about $10,400 per unit including infrastructure.
The future of farming lies with hydroponics and aquaponics. Larger domes can house multiple levels of crop production. Whereas an average outdoor field yields about 2.5 pounds of produce per square foot, a grow dome with the perfect temperature for plant growth and time cycled grow lighting can produce 200+ pounds of produce per square foot of growing space, and use only 10% of the water. Grow domes can be placed anywhere, in any climate, and used for fruits and vegetables, fish, poultry and plants.
Combining safe, affordable housing with grow/fish/poultry domes is THE answer to the world’s need for food security and elevating people out of poverty.