Tag Archives: shelter

Cabins for Haiti

This is a prototype of a flat pack cabin being built for deployment to Haiti. The plan is to setup a factory near Port-au-Prince and donate 1,000 of these homes to Haiti. Cabins for Haiti

Earthbag & Pallet Emergency Shelter

Dr. Owen Geiger, the Director of the Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building, posted one of my design concepts on his Earthbag Building Blog. I had whipped this design up for a 1 Hour Design Challenge at Core77, in exactly 1-hour using Google SketchUp. Thanks for all the earthbag inspiration Owen! Earthbag & Pallet Emergency Shelter

Homeless Shelter in a box

I really love the ingenuity of this simple rolling homeless shelter designed by Paul Elkins. Paul has an amazing mind for coming up with incredible solutions for tiny mobile spaces and I highly recommend that you spend some time exploring his blog after checking out this latest homeless shelter concept. Homeless Shelter in a box

Ed’s Shed

A fellow named Ed built this tiny house for $50 to use as a place to sleep while attending a 4-day music festival. He hauled it there in the back of his truck. While Ed’s shed is a bit on the funky side I can see how something like this with just a little more […]

Arctic Shed

2-B-2 Architecture has a shelter solution for those working in the extreme conditions of the Arctic. This until will support three people and is moved from site to site. Arctic Shed

Simple Panelized Shelter

Some recent news about the Sacramento Police rousting a group of homeless folks from their temporary tent town got me a bit riled up last week. Being someone who likes to take proactive measures when trouble brews I set to work on publishing a simple panelized structure that could be built as temporary housing for […]

A Bold Solution for the Homeless

The Mad Housers are an Atlanta based non-profit organization dedicated to showing people how to put a roof over their own heads. The end result are temporary tiny houses build with and by the folks that will live there until they get on their feet. Read more on Tiny House Design

Shelter, Shacks and Shanties

Steve from Murchison, New Zealand send me a link to a book written and illustrated in 1914 by Daniel C Beard. Beard was also one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The book is called Shelter, Shacks and Shanties and focuses on simple shelters that can be built with simple tools. You […]

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