Gallery: Carter Williamson’s Flat-Packed Emergency Shelter Debuts in Ma...

Australian firm Carter Williamson recently debuted its prototype for an innovative flat-packed emergency shelter in Sydney's Martin Place. The sustainable housing shelter is prefabricated and packed for transport to any location, and telescoping feet allow for a secure placement on uneven terrain. For water and energy, the home features rainwater collection and a photovoltaic systems, enabling it to be self-sufficient. The shelter can be assembled in one day, and it can house up to 10 people.

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  1. jekemi2013 June 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    What is the approximate cost of these shelters? They would make great little get-away cabins in rural areas.

  2. fjkapustka2 December 22, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    The product still has to be built and shipped. In a tropical environment, this design would deteriorate quickly.
    I personally favor Reactive Powder Concrete (self compacting, non-porous, ultra high strength, good tensile qualities and can be made luminescent) Quonset huts with tubing cast into the floors and walls for; water heating and cooling, high pressure forced air heating and cooling, phone, electric, cable, etc. Solar cooking, water heating and lighting is an absolute necessity. Make them so clay can be placed on top with a good soil on top for farming. Basically, 5 cubic meters of concrete for a 16 sq meter with 8 square meters shaded or a 20 sq meter home with 4 sq meters shaded, 2 front and 2 in the back.

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