Wisconsin-based MODS International builds modular and temporary shelter solutions that incorporate the use of converted cargo shipping containers. Earlier this month, MODS announced that they are donating a MODS unit to a family that lost their home in the tornadoes that recently hit the El Reno area of Oklahoma.


Working with the El Reno fire chief, Red Cross, and Salvation Army, the family was identified as being most likely to benefit from using the MODS unit as a temporary shelter while their home is being rebuilt.

Doug Larson, founder and president of MODS International will be on site when the home is delivered, saying in an article on the company blog, “We’re excited to be a part of the humanitarian relief effort in Oklahoma. This is one of the many uses I envisioned when I created MODS®.”

The MODS unit features a kitchen, bedroom, and bath and is fully furnished. The livable interior space is 320 square feet, with welded construction creating an air- and water-tight home that can be transported on any 40 foot flatbed or shipping container trailer.

MODS International sells living and working units with several floor plans that are suitable for single-family homes, military housing, hotels, bunk houses, office spaces, security buildings, dormitories, and emergency housing.