Rejuve, a non-profit start-up out of Atlanta is going to upcycle shipping containers and plug them into blighted places where there are already utilities.
The idea of Plug-in-Pods came to Wanona Satcher when she learned that there are more than 760,000 available shipping containers. The 320-square-foot or 640-square-foot containers, costing less than $3,000, can be refurbished tiny homes that might just improve the condition of low-income communities or address homelessness.
Satcher is applying for grant funding and has started a crowdfunding campaign to partially finance the first prototype.
Her goal is to eradicate poverty, and give people — like welders — jobs.
Shipping containers will allow me to develop permanent equitable communities and effective neighborhood services around the globe through cost-efficient and environmentally sound methodologies, Satcher wrote.