Non-Toxic Pre-Fab Modular Housing Prototype

We will be working with architecture students to develop a pre-fab modular housing system that could be used by those with mild chemical sensitivities.

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  • Francesca Romana Orlando

    June 14, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I have a sever MCS and EMF sensitivy and, after 5 years of research about material and methods, I was able to build a BioCamper, a safe camper. It is still not perfect 100% for my sensitivities, but it’s better than sleeping in a car. I would like to share my experience with the students and designers involved in this project. Kind Regard, Francesca Romana Orlando
    Vice President of AMICA (italian organization of MCS and EMF sensitivity)

  • Julie Laffin

    June 14, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Dear Francesca,
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with a potential safe housing solution with us. I know this information will help some others looking for safe shelter. And we will share this information with our prospective student/designers.

    Also, thank you for letting us know about your organization and providing a link. I look forward to visiting your website and learning more about your mission.

    warm wishes,
    Julie L.

  • Julie Genser

    June 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Ciao Francesca!
    Grazie for your message. I would love to know more about the materials you used. Do you have information on your website? If not, please send it to us via the contact form ( on our site. Many thanks for reaching out to us!! xx Julie G.

  • Catherine

    June 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Julie and Julie,
    Congradulations for getting together this wonderful site, it has been in my dreams for the last 10 years.
    I have moved over 15 times and been homeless in my car for more than 7 mo. at a time looking for safe housing. Living now in semi tollerable house but not permanent.
    I am trying to form a community out here in Washington St. and would like to talk to you about approaching an architectural school.
    What a great idea.! The State is being very progressive right now so I need to jump at this chance and would like your input. Please contact me backchannel….
    There are a couple of Pre-Fab builders here, speaking with one I see a tough road ahead because it is all about the money .
    Now , if I can just get the students to build a healthy Eco Villiage 🙂 lol.

  • Julie Laffin

    June 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    Kudos for all you are doing to help solve this problem. We are thrilled to have you on board and we would love to hear about your plans for forming a community in your area. We will definitely be in touch again soon. I got a little distracted by severe weather problems here in the MW!
    warm wishes,
    julie L.

  • Joan

    March 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Dear MCS Friends,
    I have found a 70 acre parcel already short-platted for 14 sites- this could be the foundation for an Eco-Village here in the State of Washington in the North Kitsap Peninsula, which has very clean air- even cleaner than Bainbridge Island. It was originally offered for one million, and now is down to $590k; perhaps it could be negotiated down further. We need eco-villages all over the United States. Anyone know an investor we could turn to? Best wishes to all of you.

  • Vicky Easley

    April 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Interested in your homes.

  • Gretchen Burton

    January 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Hello, looking for a place to relocate from Southern California.
    I live in a resident-owned mobile home park and would love to move to an environment where people are like-minded regarding attempting to live in a less toxic way.

    Thank you for any information.

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