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Carpenter Builds Mobile Homes With Insulators For Homeless People



  • Carpenter Khaleel Seivwrigh wanted to do something for the homeless people in his community. 
  • Especially now that the winter months are coming, he wanted them to be safe and warm.
  • So he designed tiny mobile homes with insulators and delivered them for free to homeless people.

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled many businesses and establishments resulting in massive job loss and financial struggle. A lot of people were hit hard and even became homeless.

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Seeing how they try to survive in tents and tarps around his city, carpenter Khaleel Seivwright decided it’s time to do something — especially with the cold winter months fast approaching.

Khaleel designed a tiny house using scraps of materials from his various completed jobs. 

This tiny shelter is lined with an insulator made of fiberglass to keep it warm inside with just body heat. It is also pretty mobile with its caster wheels. 

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After completing the first tiny home, he continued to build one after another.

At first, he funded the project with his own money. It cost him $1,000 per unit and about 8hrs of work. Eventually, he decided to set up a GoFundMe page to get help from others. 

As soon as he finishes one, he delivers it to a homeless person for free. 

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“It just seemed like something I could do that would be useful because there’s so many people staying in tents,” he said. “I’ve never seen so many people staying outside in parks, and this is something I could do to make sure people staying outside in the winter could survive.”

Although Toronto prefers to build more shelters than mobile ones, with worries of fires and other hazards, Khaleel does not have plans to stop his projects until winter comes. 


The city’s plan on adding 560 beds in shelters is not enough. There are still a lot who live outside under harsh weather conditions. While Khaleel sees his work as temporary, it is a necessary solution to a life-and-death situation. 

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“This isn’t a permanent solution,” he explained. “This is just making sure people don’t die in the cold this winter.”

“This is what I know how to do, this is what seems to be viable, so I’m going to continue to do this,” he added.

It is heartwarming to know someone like Khaleel who cares so much for humanity. Now that his labor of love is known, the support he’s receiving is massive! May he be able to help more people and may others be inspired to do the same in the ways they know how. 

Source: Inspire More