Pardon the intensity of the language used. The message is very important to those in this fight and their loved ones who stand by them.
SXSW Festival is mostly known for its showcase of all things Film & Music but there is another focus of this gathering that most tend to forget: Innovation. This year there was an amazing triumph for the Innovation sector of the hip little Festival that annually takes over the city of Austin, TX. There, in the midst of all the album parties, small shows, and film screenings, stood a tiny home that spoke volumes once you knew what it was. It just may have become louder than the concert that was going on down the street. The home may be small but what it stands for can be recognized as an inspirational idea. New Story Charity, in partnership with ICON Construction Group, came together to help the unfortunate families of major disaters or displacement with the help of technology. Like families in Hati where New Story has already created thousands of stable homes for those whom never recovered from the devastating 7.0 earthquake that shook the tiny Island down to its core in 2010. Technology, Ingenuity, and Humility come together in this project, creating Hope in the form of a 3D printed home. This wonderous idea looks to create stable housing for the overwhelming amount of those in desperate need and it cost just about $4,000* to make. It will also be completed in 24 hours. Think about that for a moment. In just 1 day New Story will be able to provide a home for a family that lives, as New Story refers to, in "survival mode". 1 day to give a struggling family a brand new home to call their own. A brand new home to feel hopeful once again and concentrate on what really matters the most, one another and rebuilding their lives. New Story has the vision of virtually eliminating the homeless crisis with this innovated and cost efficient idea that can produce a large number of these tiny homes in areas in need. This tiny home in Austin is just the start of the global plan New Story has in place for their idea. New Story and their partners are currently looking for donations to help propel this project forward and start their journey in El Salvador, estimating to have a full community of Printed Homes by 2019. The impact that this idea has is on a global scale and it only leaves me to say that it is an absolutely moving step forward in providing more for those in developing worlds. I have a deep respect for the talented and uplifting team over at New Story and will keep track of your progression on this journey to better our world. Thank You.