Gallery: WheelLY Provides Sustainable Homeless Shelter

 
wheelly homeless shelter

If you’re not homeless, it’s hard to completely understand the issues that go along with not having a home, but it’s reasonable to assume that storage and safe shelter are fairly important. Zo-Loft Architecture & Design in Italy has created an interesting prototype shelter for the homeless, or for the modern urban nomad. Designed as a portable storage and expandable tent, the WheelLY is comprised of a rolling aluminum frame with two expandable polyester resin tents, all made from completely recyclable or recycled materials.

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5 Comments

  1. Architecture Student De... September 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    […] manufacturer to develop the concept into a real product. Field research and testing of the current homeless shelter has already occurred on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Hovespian also hopes to refine the design so it […]

  2. Alej May 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    This idea looks great and is easy to move around, but is it comfortable?

  3. davidwayneosedach May 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I am sure that the homeless would love them. How much are they and do theycome in different colors to differentiate one from another?

  4. chrisp68 May 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    a slinky gone bad… this will never top a shopping cart the homeless use and can get for free at your local wally-world

  5. ogchristopher May 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    i find it hard to believe that would be tolerated in cities.

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