Teen Designs Portable Home to Help the Homeless

Teen Designs Portable Home to Help the Homeless

Dignity, privacy, and protection are the three things Jordan Szigeti-Larenne said everyone should have but don’t.

So the 17-year-old high school senior started building.

The high school student is raising money to create a nonprofit called Homes2Go

Szigeti-Larenne is in the process of building more carts to donate to people living on the streets

Szigeti-Larenne is graduating from high school and is planning to attend a university in the fall
“I want to help them any way I can. So if I can help them with this cart, that’s awesome or if I can give them whatever I have in my pocket that’s also cool too,” said Woodbrige High School senior Jordan Szigeti-Larenne.

The student from Irvine used his dad’s tools to design and build this mobile cart that he intends on giving away to people experiencing homelessness.

“I see them pushing their carts and living on the streets and sleeping on benches. It doesn’t make me feel good to see them like that when I have a home and I’m so lucky,” said Szigeti-Larenne.

He said it takes about 90 minutes to build each lightweight mobile cart that can be used as a personal shelter. It comes with a sleeping cot, buckets to be used as storage containers, an emergency toilet, a pull out table, and a cover to provide protection from the elements.