Oct 19, 2017

Martin Wach’s Vision For Tiny Homes In West Virginia – Weaver Barns’ Style!

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Martin Wach’s first model “Tiny Home” from Weaver Barns

When you spend a few minutes speaking with Martin Wach, you realize his energy and wonderful ideas are seemingly endless!

Martin and his wife Delia Bowman, who reside in Wheeling, West Virginia, are popular co-authors of a series of children’s books that are both educational and entertaining.

But in addition to his passion for writing, he has also been blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit that has served him well. Especially when it comes to his latest idea – low-cost and flood plain housing for the residents of Wheeling, West Virginia.

“50% of Wheeling sits in a flood plain”, says Martin, “and finding housing, and more importantly flood insurance can be difficult.”

But with the huge boom in the interest in tiny homes over the last decade, Martin thought there might be a way to use the smaller, more mobile housing units to fill a need. So Martin had Weaver Barn’s construct his first “Tiny Home” model. It is now up and on display on Wheeling Island in West Virginia. Even better, as a lover of gardens, he plans to have each  come complete wih

Houses on wheels can of course be moved in times of distress, making them ideal and affordable in low lying, flood plain areas. But beyond the wheels, Martin has an additional idea for putting some of the houses on pontoons.

“I  have two engineering seniors at Wheeling Jesuit University working on a wide range of ideas for the Pontoon project”, says Wach, “and brought our projects to Kent State because they have access to a wide range of programs to help us.”

“Weaver Barns has just been terrific throughout this whole process of getting started and with the first model, we can’t wait to see where it will lead.”

If  you want to find out more about this project, you can contact Martin via email at :[email protected]

Continued success Martin – and we will be sure to keep everyone updated on the story!

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