Better Shelter

Better Shelter

Product description Brand name and 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.

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

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

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

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

LUMADOME, commercially available tents used for disaster relief shelters.

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

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

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

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

The @AutodeskFdn blogged about our how-to guide for communities writing proposals for development projects