• The New Mandate: Tent Cities -> Hexayurt Cities

    by  • October 3, 2008 • Hexayurt • 2 Comments

    The Hexayurt can be made in plywood for $132 plus paint for a long-life, durable dwelling, or a rapid deployment unit using folding components can be made.

    There is no reason that we cannot provide acceptable housing to people unlucky enough to wind up in tent cities. These shelters can be cheaper than tents, for a much higher quality of life. Please pass this idea on, circulate it, spread it around, and let’s get some solutions here.

    Everybody deserves a place to live. Let’s do the best we can.


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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


    2 Responses to The New Mandate: Tent Cities -> Hexayurt Cities

    1. October 8, 2008 at 5:31 am

      Been doing this for 30 years! Nice to see this is catching up.

    2. October 8, 2008 at 5:49 am

      Interesting site, Jacques. What’s been your experience doing this kind of building in refugee camps etc? I checked out the site but I couldn’t find much – I’d be very interested in your experience and lessons learned.

      I saw plenty of really nice buildings, but nothing in the “cheap shelter” category.

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