Hexayurt

Vinay Gupta

The [Hexayurt] (http://files.howtolivewiki.com/hexayurt.com/MaketheHexayurtv071202.pdf “http://files.howtolivewiki.com/hexayurt.com/MaketheHexayurtv071202.pdf”) is an open source technology designed to replace tents. The Hexayurt can be mass manufactured in factories or field-fabricated with semi-skilled labor.

Product description

The [Hexayurt] (http://files.howtolivewiki.com/hexayurt.com/MaketheHexayurtv071202.pdf “http://files.howtolivewiki.com/hexayurt.com/MaketheHexayurtv071202.pdf”) is an open source technology designed to replace tents. The Hexayurt can be mass manufactured in factories or field-fabricated with semi-skilled labor.

Target region(s)
Australia, Belgium, Germany, Haiti, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Distributors/implementing organizations

[Any organization](http://hexayurt.com/#family “http://hexayurt.com/#family”) that wishes to manufacturer the components as it’s an open source technology.

Market suggested retail price

[< $100 USD](http://hexayurt.com/index.old.html "http://hexayurt.com/index.old.html") to cover material and labor costs for a 15 square meter building.[$229.71](http://files.howtolivewiki.com/hexayurt.com/MaketheHexayurtv071202.pdf "http://files.howtolivewiki.com/hexayurt.com/MaketheHexayurtv071202.pdf") USD cost estimate for a Hexayurt as of 12/15/2011

Competitive landscape

Tents used for disaster relief shelters, [Better Shelter](http://www.bettershelter.org/ “http://www.bettershelter.org/”), DecaDome shelters, [CircHouse](http://circhouse.com/products.html “http://circhouse.com/products.html”).

SDG targeted

Protection from the sun, harsh winds, rain, snow, and other outside elements that threaten human safety and health.

Target user(s)

[Victims of disasters](http://hexayurt.com/index.old.html “http://hexayurt.com/index.old.html”), or any individual or family looking for reliable, cheap, lasting housing.

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