As the world’s climate changes and natural disasters increase in frequency, versatile and quick-to-deploy emergency shelters can mean the difference between life and death for displaced populations. Seeking to provide for this need, Recovery Huts offers a line of instant shelters that can be set up in 30 minutes by a single person. Each shelter can be delivered in 4 stackable sections that weigh no more than 60 pounds each, and if the 85 sq. ft footprint of each hut is not enough for a household, extender sections enable an entire community of huts to be interconnected…
Let’s open up a dialogue on shelter design and performance and invite current shelter providers and design institutions, to an exposition to be held in a strategic location somewhere in the world and make field-performance comparisons and evaluations. Emergency shelters need to adapt to variable physical and security climates and cope with all kinds of issues with social, political, anthropological, meteorological, geological, and terror security ramifications. The challenge for such an expo includes evaluating every aspect of design, material and production technology, logistics, costing, finance, deployment, maintenance, repair and end-of-life disposition, recycling and, of course, occupant satisfaction. There is already an impressive list of likely candidates… a list too long to repeat here. The risk is not in inviting too many, but too few.
The need for world-wide relief from disaster suffering is immense and increasing. It is not now being fully met. The Recovery Hut is our answer but pulling together such a gathering can only be a hugely exciting shelter renaissance not to be missed. We hope you will agree and will support this event so please let us have your ideas and input –log on and join our team to help pull it off. But remember, we’re seeking your advice here. Please email us and let us know about your own organizations. What are your own plans and obstacles; your goals, aspirations and successes?
This is a call for response, support and funding form what might be called the Greater Emergency Relief Community. After an extensive internet survey, it appears that individual fabric tents or random twig-and-bed-sheet hovels are the primary shelters now in use and that this Hut approach has not yet been suggested nor made available.
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