188 Square Foot IKEA Flat Pack Refuge

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188 Square Foot IKEA Flat Pack Refuge

Temporary shelters are being seen more and more as natural disasters hit and creative design hits the mark for structures that are not just for a single family, but will make an impact for a larger group of people. These flat packed refuge shelters are a creative way for Ikea to get families the protection they need from natural disasters, harsh weather and help them to get back on their feet for up to 3 years before deteriorating.

Built in about 4 hours and having great materials for sustainability as well as functionality within the home make this shelter a clear winner for me. The interior is somewhat similar to a more structured version of a tent, with bars and an interior lining that sits just as a ‘normal’ shaped home would– peaked roof and all. The homes weigh less than 220 pounds, and cost somewhere in the ballpark of $1,000. With Ikea and the UNHCR backing this project with close to $5 Million, these homes will be a great and transportable way to help out people in all parts of the world to get their lives back on track.

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Via: Inhabitat

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