Better Shelter

Better Shelter

The Better Shelter is a modular emergency and transitional shelter for up to five persons.

Product description Brand name and product description

Better Shelter is 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 m2 of space for a displaced family of 4 to 5 occupants. The delivered package includes mosquito nets and solar powered interior lighting.

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

The product is provided worldwide. The product was originally design for deployment in Ethiopia, Iraq and Lebanon, and has since been deployed in Botswana, Chad, Djibouti, FYR of Macedonia, Greece, Nepal, Niger, South Sudan, Brazil, Peru, Bangladesh, and more countries. 


Shelters had been delivered to 70 countries.


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

1260 USD (1150 EUR)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Similar products include DecaDome, Hexayurt, LumaDome, and LifeShelter


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

Goal 1: No poverty

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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

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

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