These images represent a preliminary proposal for a post-disaster housing development near Port-au-prince, Haiti. Inspired by the regional vernacular, the homes are intended to serve as basic permanent shelter to citizens who currently reside in the many “tent cities” across the capital region.
Haiti ReadyHome and the Building Back Better Communities Competition & Housing Expo
Watershed was proud to have attended and designed a home for the Building Back Better Communities Housing Expo in Haiti. The Watershed-designed ReadyHome Haiti model home was on display at the Expo during July 2011. This home, as well as the other 60+ residences that were on display for the Expo, will one day house Haitian families. All of the model homes are part of a seed project to build permanent housing for the over one million people who were made homeless by the January 2010 earthquake.