Hexayurt

Vinay Gupta

The Hexayurt is an open source technology designed to replace tents. The Hexayurt can be mass manufactured in factories or field-fabricated with semi-skilled labor.

Product description

The Hexayurt is an open source technology designed to replace tents. The Hexayurt can be mass manufactured in factories or field-fabricated with semi-skilled labor.

Target region(s)

Sri Lanka, United States of America, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, Haiti

Distributors/implementing organizations

Any organization that wishes to manufacturer the components as it’s an open source technology.

Market suggested retail price

< $100 USD to cover material and labor costs for a 15 square meter building.

$229.71 USD cost estimate for a Hexayurt as of 12/15/2011

Competitive landscape

Tents used for disaster relief shelters, Better Shelter, DecaDome shelters, CircHouse.

SDG targeted

Protection from the sun, harsh winds, rain, snow, and other outside elements that threaten human safety and health.

Target user(s)

Victims of disasters, or any individual or family looking for reliable, cheap, lasting housing.

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