Gallery: QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Hous...

 

After the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, FEMA provided temporary trailers to displaced people in Louisiana and Mississippi, which turned out to be not only inadequate but also a health hazard. To address the need for low-cost, emergency shelters made from non-hazardous materials, Green Horizon Manufacturing has developed QuickHab, flat-pack, modular housing system that clicks together and comes in a variety of sizes to meet most short- to medium-term housing needs.

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  1. silver fox June 8, 2015 at 5:34 am

    ShelterUS has been producing flat packed houses for years that are infinitely simpler and less expensive than these. Made from SIM panels by ThermaSTEEL since 1975. As sustainable an industry as 2 by 4 wood, and competitive in price. ShelterONEs from ShelterUS were offered to FEMA after Katrina, but were refused. “We have our own shelters. Tarps, Tents & Trailers.” The rest is history…which keeps repeating itself…

  2. Green Joy May 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Interesting design. I can already see these structures being deployed in hard-hit calamity areas (specially in tornado country).

    Juan Miguel Ruiz
    GreenJoyment.com

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