Alternative solutions for charitable housing
CHARITY BEGINS WITH A CONTAINER HOME
You need quick, affordable and effective options for housing people in an emergency or providing temporary accommodation until public sector options are available.
YOUR OPTIONS: THE PROS AND CONS
- Good, short-term option for emergency housing
- Limited availability and rarely suited to families
- Can be expensive
- Temporary rental option for family housing and improves neighbourhoods blighted by empty homes
- Requires time and investment to make derelict buildings fit for living
Emergency accommodation in public/charity buildings: schools, community centres, church halls, ex-military bases
- Limited availability and high running costs for providers
- Very temporary and basic, with no privacy or room for personal effects
Converted shipping containers
- Plentiful supply and quick to install
- Designed for cargo, not for people – have to be substantially adapted to provide permanent dwelling
MAC purpose-built container homes: the automatic choice
Multiple applications for local authorities, housing associations, NGOs, owner occupiers, small businesses and people with health or mobility issues.
- Designed, specified and built entirely off site
- Custom-built: you decide on the layout, fixtures, fittings, décor and access and security systems, according to your budget. Personalising your housing
- Fixed price: variety of layouts and sizes. Check our current prices and sizes for temporary dwellings and permanent 3 bedroom homes compliant with building regulations.
- Delivered and installed in 12 weeks, anywhere in the UK, ready to move into. Delivery options
- Planning permission not usually required, except for protected buildings and landscape
- Container villages make efficient use of brownfield sites and provide good living standards.
- Small footprint and modular capabilities maximise available land
- No site preparation required and able to occupy sites unsuitable for brick-built developments