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

Barn door style window shades open to allow for natural ventilation and can be closed to protect from inclement weather.

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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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