The Associate


The Associate

Back Porch Homes

The Associate Home is perfect for rapid shelter - a small, tiny, but mighty, sized at 170 square feet.

Ready (In Stock)


4 residents / 1 unit

$15,000 / resident

Long-Term/Permanent (15+ years)

28 days offsite1 days onsite

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  • Quoted Total Cost: $60,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 4 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $15,000
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 170 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • Used for Shelter Before: Not used as shelter yet
  • Readiness: Ready (In Stock)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: Yes
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: <30 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Low skill (RV, tent)
  • % Built Onsite: <10% – Arrives Ready, Almost All Built/Assembled Off-Site
  • Portability: Mobile (on wheels)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Long Term/Permanent (15+ years)


Design AdvantagesIt is ANSI certified unit. 2×4 stick built. They’re built to IBC and IRC.
Manufacturer IdentifiedYes
Used for shelter in the U.S.?Not yet
Prior use examplesThe Associate Home was designed for former orphanages that are now students that were experiencing homelessness.
We built 26 homes for Imperial Valley College in E Centro, CA.
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ItemCost ($)Notes
Budget Total$0
Total Per Bed$0
Total Per Unit$0
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Check all items that are not included in your quote (i.e. would need to be quoted by outside party)Foundation work, Electrical distribution, Delivery Charge
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Possible Delivery Method(s)Regular-sized trailer


Design (days)0
Production (days)30
Site Prep (days)30
Delivery (days)3
Total (days)63
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