Hexayurt Project – Shelter for $100

The Hexayurt is a new kind of sheltering solution. To make the simplest hexayurt, make a wall by putting six sheets of plywood on their sides in a hexagon. Cut six more sheets in half diagonally, and screw them together into a shallow cone. Lift with a large group on to the wall, and fasten with more screws. This shelter will last for several years and costs less than $100. It may be ideal for a variety of disaster relief situations.

(via: Hexayurt Project.)

Shelter 2.0

Over one million people will go to sleep this year without proper shelter and in the wake of our countries current economic situation and the continual growth of tent cities here in America, it is the mission of Shelter 2.0 that everyone should have the right to a roof over there head and a floor under there feet. Shelter 2.0 is both  affordable and easily assembled without any prior construction experience or the use of power tools other than a cordless drill, making it easy and safe for a volunteer workforce. The shelters are easily enlarged by adding to either end since there are very few parts that are different. You can ship some ShopBots and a couple of truckloads of plywood and tarps and have an instant shelter factory on site, or cut them all over the world in a distributed network of Fabbers.

Shelter 2.0.