Prasoon Kumar, billionBricks

weatherHYDE is a temporary shelter designed to provide weather protection for the homeless in hot and cold temperatures.

Product description Brand name and product description

weatherHYDE designed by billionBricks is a lightweight temporary shelter that can be setup quickly and without tools. The shelter, designed to house a family of 5, can adapt to winter and summer temperatures. Both winter and summer configurations are water and wind resistant. Added weight in the weatherHYDE’s frame allows the tent to be setup without anchors, making it suitable for urban contexts.

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

This product was first designed in response to displacement in India, but is currently targeting global homelessness.

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

billionBricks currently has over 10 partner organizations, such as the AutoDesk Foundation, Habitat for Humanity (India), and UPS, and Mercy Relief. billionBricks works with these partner organizations and local communities to create their distribution network. Several registered weatherHYDE shelters on their website are set to be distributed by the Manthan Foundation.

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

The product costs 199 USD for donation to a homeless family or 299 USD for personal recreational use. All profit from recreational purchases will go towards helping homeless families around the world.

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

Better Shelter, Lumadome, Hexayurt, and other tents being used in refugee shelter and post-disaster situations.

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

Goal 5: Gender equality

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

Target users include the homeless in India, Singapore, and other parts of the world.

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