Help for Ukraine
Like almost everyone worldwide, we - the «Happy Home» team - are deeply affected by the pictures from the war-ravaged Ukraine. In this war there are only losers, everyone carries the pain of losses and the horrors experienced in their hearts for a lifetime
It is especially the older people and families with children who suffer most from the destruction of the infrastructure and their homes.
For this reason, we sat down to examine the possibilities of using the «Happy Home» in Ukraine.
Thanks to an initial crowdfunding at Wemakeit, we were able to build the first series-produced house and thus show that our concept is correct. It is, however, still designed for warmer countries and cannot be built 1:1 for the Ukraine.
Together with Professor Martin Beth, head of the Digitization and BIM competence area at the University of Applied Sciences OST in Rapperswil, Switzerland, we have therefore developed an "upgrade" for the Happy Home, which allows a protective and safe house to be built even for extreme temperatures.
We know we can adapt our «Happy Home» to the climatic conditions of Ukraine; temperatures in summer up to + 35 and wintertime temperatures to – 20 degrees Celsius.
Our goal is to build a 1 st standard house for Ukraine as soon as possible.
To rise the required funds, we have started a crowdfunding at Wemakeit.
Our project: https://wemakeit.com/projects/wiederaufbau-ukraine.
You can find the English translation of our Wemakeit-project at this link.
If you like, you can also support us directly with a donation to our bank account at the
Thurgauer Kantonalbank in Affeltrangen / Switzerland
Franz Gaehler, "My Happy Home", CH-9502 Braunau
IBAN Nr. CH4100784297570062001.
To ensure that our help arrives efficiently and safely in Ukraine, we are in contact with the Group of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences, supporting the Swiss project «CAS – Rebuild Ukraine»; please see the article “Ukrainian women want to rebuild their country”.
We know the requirements for production. As soon as the financing is secured, we will build a sample house in Thailand with the infrastructure available to us in order to check the house with all its functions and adjust it if necessary. Thanks to this approach, we can eliminate any sources of error and thus ensure and maintain quality.
After completion and verification, it will be delivered to Ukraine as a model house.
The great advantage of our construction is that the basic framework for a segment of 54 m2 can be erected within a maximum of 2 weeks. It is stable and, with the appropriate insulation, also "suitable for winter". In this way, destroyed houses can be replaced within a very short period of time.
I very much hope that with the help of the world community - including your help - we will be able to support the Ukrainian directly so that as many families as possible get a new house in the shortest possible time; a home that is self-sufficient with solar power, wastewater treatment and even groundwater treatment.
Please visit our page "Additional Information on the Ukraine House" for the construction and the steps planned.
For me, all rebuilding conferences are well and good for the future. However, the Ukrainian people need help NOW. Humanitarian aid is very important, and a house that provides protection is also part of it.
This help must be planned today and set up locally as quickly as possible.
Let me quote Henry Ford:
Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
This also applies to social projects such as ours.