Better Shelter

Better Shelter

Better Shelter:  A temporary shelter that can be disassembled and reused, designed with and for refugees. The Better Shelter ships flat-packed, with all parts and tools included. It is a weatherproof and lockable temporary shelter, which offers 17.5 square meters of space for a displaced family of 4 to 5 occupants. The delivered package includes mosquito nets and solar powered interior lighting.

Product description

Better Shelter:  A temporary shelter that can be disassembled and reused, designed with and for refugees. The Better Shelter ships flat-packed, with all parts and tools included. It is a weatherproof and lockable temporary shelter, which offers 17.5 square meters of space for a displaced family of 4 to 5 occupants. The delivered package includes mosquito nets and solar powered interior lighting.

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

$1150 USD.  IKEA is working to get the price to below $1,000 by 2017.

Competitive landscape

Similar products include DecaDome, WinterHyde, Hexayurt, LumaDome, and LifeShelter.

LUMADOME, commercially available tents used for disaster relief shelters.

SDG targeted

Goal 1 and 3: Aims to create a well insulated living space for a small family.

Target user(s)

Residents of IDP/refugee camps, and communities effected by natural disasters.

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