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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