The sustainable mobile structures are made from shipping containers retired from their tenure at sea, eliminating the need to invest in land or immovable infrastructure, for organizations to simply rent and operate an off-the-grid facility anywhere in the country.
Aadhan created prefabricated mobile infrastructure, using shipping containers retired from sea. These can be customized for any context and environment. These containers are typically scrapped or end up in landfill after a certain period of time. Aadhan refurbishes and modifies them, adds climate-suited layers of insulation and turns them into usable spaces. Apart from the quick manufacturing and easy installation, they significantly cut down on walls and join these structures on-site, owing to the modularity and ease of transport.
Most social organizations working in remote areas find infrastructure to be a major barrier to service delivery. Aadhan’s mobile infrastructure provides a speedy and sustainable solution to this problem. Their material comes from old/scrapped shipping containers along with other sustainable and recycled materials. The structures come with an option of off-grid capability - with solar panels - suitable for remote parts of the country, eradicating the need for traditional and expensive building materials which require investment in fixed assets.
Each structure recycles 1.3 tons of steel, while they have an option to use cellulose insulation and recycle over 100 kg of cellulose per container, as well as tetra-pack boards (recycle 135 kg of tetra packs per container).
With easy transport, modular installation and reuse of old containers, these structures eliminate the need to invest in land or immovable infrastructure, especially in rural areas.
For their skill training classrooms, Aadhan estimates that agencies are able to train 120 more children per year per classroom. These children will earn INR 6000 per month each, generating an annual income of over INR 80L for their community.