circHouse

Edward Ryan, Village Environment

circHouse is a prototype for a modular yurt structure that can be constructed using local plastic or wood paneling to produce a transitional shelter.

Product description Brand name and product description

circHouse is a prototype for a modular yurt structure that can be constructed using local plastic or wood paneling to produce a transitional shelter. It aims to be durable, with rapid deployment to answer to a number of needs, either humanitarian or logistical. All roof and wall panels can be interhcnaged to fit the user’s requirements. It complies with the Shelter Center international guidelines.

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

Currently implemented in North America but Village Environment has goal to use project globally in refugee/post disaster contexts.Interview with designer

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.

$5,000 USD for humanitarian use and includes base price + shipping (base price assumes minimum order of 10 units). For non-humanitarian use the base price is $15,000 USD.

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

LumadomeHex HouseBetter Shelter, Lifeshelter, and other durable transitional shelters.

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

Goal 1 and 3: Aims to provide 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 natural disasters in need of a temporary/transitional housing structure. The circHouse can also act as a village school, multi-functional clinic, food storage structure, and greenhouse.

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