Abari Transitional Shelter


Abari Transitional Shelter is a temporary structure built from local and salvaged materials in post-disaster environments.

Product description Brand name and product description

ABARI Transitional Shelter design was created by ABARI in response to the earthquake that affected Nepal in April of 2015. It is provided through a complete open-source guide that aims to promote Owner Driven Reconstruction (ODR), a participatory model that places homeowners at the center of the reconstruction process through decisions on designs, site selection, and materials. The building techniques are tailored to local environments and resilient to environmental hazards. The building of eighteen square meters uses local and salvaged materials and considers local knowledge and technology. The components required are bamboo or wood, CGI sheets, GI wire, nails, sand, and cement aggregate.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Since the Earthquake of 2015 (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) struck Nepal, the Transitional Shelter has been built in numerous locations around the country.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product aims to promote “Owner Driven Reconstruction”. In Nepal it has been implemented by Abari in partnership with local governments and communities. It was also implemented in partnership with the humanitarian organization Actionaid.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~300 USD (33,535 NPR) Converted on July 30, 2021

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include individuals in disaster affected areas and remote settlements.  Target buyers include humanitarian organizations and governments.

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