Hexayurt

Vinay Gupta

Product description Brand name and 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) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

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

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

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

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

< $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 Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

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

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

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

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

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

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