Easily Assembled, Low-Cost Shelters Aimed at Disaster Relief

By Cindy from USA (Haiti Gonave Island houses) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsFrom DelmarvaNow.com and Virginia, MHProNews.com learns that homes conceived there are finding welcome occupants in Haiti. Known as the Shelter 2.0 project three 10-by-14 foot wooden shelters were recently assembled in three days, using only a wrench and a cordless drill. The third was assembled in just five hours, including pouring a concrete footing and painting the completed unit. The shelters which aim to provide easily assembled, affordable homes following natural disasters, cost just $3,800 each to produce. Enough parts for ten shelters can fit into a standard 20-foot shipping container.

(Image Credit: By Cindy from USA (Haiti Gonave Island houses) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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