Easy-to-assemble flat pack trailer can be used as emergency shelter or for glamping

October 13, 2016 by  
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The multi-use shelter, conceptualized by design brand Duffy London, combines practicality and accessibility. It is supplied flat-packed for compactness, enabling 35 shelters to fit in a standard transit van, which is small enough to access hard-to-reach areas. This makes it extremely useful during natural disasters and emergency situations. Thanks to its practical design and ease of assembly, medical teams can use it for first-aid support. Related: Shelter Pack emergency homes compress to 31-inch-tall slabs for easy transport The Duffy Shelter is built from sustainably harvested wood with a variety of finishes. Handmade by in-house and local artisans, the structures are supplied in packages with shells that include walls, floor, legs, roof, windows, hatches and hinges. Although the company doesn’t supply the shelter in trailer form, the structure is easily converted into a mobile unit. + Duffy London

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MHU is a solar-powered mobile shelter for migrant workers

October 22, 2015 by  
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In the developing world, many economic sectors have migrant workers, which poses a problem for housing solutions. The traditional approach towards housing results in either renting or living in a property in an undesirable area. Current housing solutions are extremely static and permanent, which doesn’t correlate with the migratory nature of the work. The MHU (Mobile Housing Unit) is a mobile housing that provides safe shelter and dignified living conditions for migrant workers. The unit’s main structure is a refurbished shipping container . Externally, composite insulation panels shield the main structure from direct heat build-up and being mounted externally increases internal space capacity. The unit is serviced by prefabricated bathroom and kitchen units. Water and electricity are generated by solar power and much of it can be flat packed for transportation. + aca4 The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Housetrike Bike Camper Empowers the Homeless with a Tiny Shelter on Wheels

July 16, 2014 by  
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Meeting several basic human needs with one relatively affordable device is a tall order, but the Housetrike delivers. This bike and sleeping shelter in one by Dutch artist Bas Sprakel gives independence and empowerment to people who lack a home. It’s also a great contraption for urban nomads or people who like to go on long bike trips around the country or even the world. Hit the jump to learn more about the ultimate mobile shelter. Read the rest of Housetrike Bike Camper Empowers the Homeless with a Tiny Shelter on Wheels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a home on a bike , a home on wheels , bas sprakel , bike camper , cargo bike , green design , housetrike , Housetrike on wheels , mobile shelter , shelter for homeless , shelter on wheels , sustainable design , trike home , urban nomads

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