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This shelter was designed for refugees in Kosovo, back in 2006.

Now it is being developed by i-beam design for use as inexpensive and efficient low-cost housing not only for people displaced by natural disasters but also as a solution for affordable pre-fab housing.

In most cases in a disaster relief effort, many of the pallets will arrive as part of the transportation of food and materials; so the basic materials are there already. The shelters can be built by hand at a rate of 500-600 pallets per day. One transitional shelter measuring 10’ x 20’ would take 80 pallets to build and cost approximately $500.

This shelter was designed for refugees in Kosovo, back in 2006.  

Now it is being developed by i-beam design for use as inexpensive and efficient low-cost housing not only for people displaced by natural disasters but also as a solution for affordable pre-fab housing.  

In most cases in a disaster relief effort, many of the pallets will arrive as part of the transportation of food and materials so the basic materials are there already. 

The shelters can be built by hand at a rate of 500-600 pallets per day. One transitional shelter  measuring 10’ x 20’ would take 80 pallets to build and cost  approximately $500. As much as I would like to live in a yurt, I think this would be a fantastic idea too.


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