Bangor Housing Development

Build sustainable, off-grid housing units for 100 homeless people, including veterans, as fast as possible starting December 15, 2023 with first units coming online between December 25 and January 1.

  • Housing immediately and longer term in one sustainable solution.
  • 175 sf housing 1 – 4 people.
  • Build one unit in 10 – 14 days.
  • Build 48 units for up to 192 people.
  • Little to no utility bills or fossil fuels = Low Overhead.
  • Sustainable, Off-Grid Affordable Housing Solution.

Join Us

We need 150 on-site people. An Online Academy with live streaming is also available.

  • Volunteer On-Site (Help build and learn in the field).
  • Academy Student On-Site (Help build and learn in the field with access to the Online Academy).
  • Academy Student Online (Join remotely and watch the live stream via the Online Academy).
  • Proceeds from the Online Academy are applied to this emergency housing relief project.

Sustainable & Off-Grid Living Systems

  • Power: Mini Solar power system. (grid backup).
  • Water: Catchwater with filters and pumps. (grid backup).
  • Waste Water: Onsite Treatment via Contained Botanical Cells. (grid backup)
  • Heating: Passive Solar with Solar Radiant.
  • Cooling: Thermal Mass & Ventilation.
  • Food Production: Botanical Cells in community gardens.

Potential Timeline

  • ASAP: Agreement with city/county. This allows Pangea to stage the project, gather volunteers & students, etc.
  • ASAP: Pangea to provide architectural drawings.
  • ASAP: acquire and deliver materials, prepare the site. Pangea to provide materials list and staging details.
  • Dec 10: permission finalized. (permits, zoning, etc.)
  • Dec 11: all phase 1 materials on site in designated locations.
  • Dec 15: break ground
  • First Units online between Dec 25 – Jan 1.
    • Then people move in as more units come online.

Example designs that can be applied to climate and needs of Bangor, Maine


Construction Materials

  • Tires
  • Cardboard
  • Bottles (plastic & glass)
  • Cans
  • Cement
  • Dirt
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Steel
  • Chicken Wire
  • Metal Lathe
  • Batt Insulation
  • EPDM liner
  • Lumber
  • Stucco
  • Doors
  • Weather Stripping


  • Accommodations
  • Food
  • Labor pay


  • Power: Solar 1KW max (grow to larger system)
    • Amorphous Solar Panels
    • Small Batteries
    • tool box
    • misc wiring and components
  • Water: Catchwater with grid backup
    • Filters & Pumps
    • misc plumbing items
    • OnDemand Water Heating with Solar Electricity and Passive Solar Heat
  • Waste Water: Onsite Treatment in Contained Botanical Cells with grid backup
    • Filters & Pumps
    • septic tanks
    • misc plumbing items
  • Heating:
    • Windows
    • Insulation
  • Cooling:
    • 10 dia. metal culverts (cooling tubes)
    • Skylights
  • Food Production:
    • seeds, plants and soil


example projects demonstrating designs that can be applied to climate and needs of Bangor, Maine.