RHH Foam Systems is a huge fan of Warrior Homesteads, the organization that builds tiny houses for homeless veterans. Their mission is to give homeless veterans sustainable housing in self-sustaining communities.
The Cincinnati-based nonprofit uses Versi-Foam® spray foam kits to insulate the homes they build. In order to meet the huge need for homes, Warrior Homesteads is consulting with a company in Cincinnati to build a trade academy called “R Academy”. The vision for R Academy is that it will be an all-inclusive school that provides room, board, and education at no cost to the students. Once the students are trained, they will have the skills to be hired by for-profit employers.
Founder Glenn Grootegoed says, “I am working on developing a curriculum to teach the students how to build tiny homes which would then become affordable or emergency housing.” The home that was built to develop the curriculum is called the Hummingbird XL. It will be given to a farming homestead in upstate New York that’s owned by a minority, female veteran.
Warrior Homesteads will teach students how to insulate a foundation in a tiny house using the System 50 kits, which are just the right size to complete the project.
The videos below give you a behind-the-scenes look into tiny home insulation and the beginnings of R Academy. Watch just how quickly and easily the Hummingbird XL can be insulated.