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Public safety housing in Tununak

A new home is being built in Tununak that will benefit the entire community. The village has been unable to recruit a Village Public Safety Officer in recent years because of a lack of housing. With funding from AVCP Inc., the village hired CCHRC to design a home that’s safe, affordable, and easy to heat.

While it uses the same integrated truss design as many CCHRC homes in the region, the house uses a new insulation strategy. Rather than spray foam or cellulose, it has 12 inches of blown-in fiberglass that should be good for the maritime climate because of its ability to resist moisture. An adjustable foundation will make it easy to relevel the home when needed. Based on a flexible, robust jack, it’s the most user-friendly way we’ve come up with yet.

Tununak-prototype

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