• The Hexayurt in Haiti – a technical description

    by  • February 8, 2010 • Everything Else • 1 Comment

    This document outlines the basic elements of the Hexayurt Shelter in general, and one specific configuration suitable for use in Haiti. It’s 17 pages, and covers a lot of the hurricane resistance features that we envisage using in Haiti this year.

    The Hexayurt in Haiti

    Or get the PDF version of the Hexayurt in Haiti.

    See Hexayurt Country for the broader Hexayurt Project reconstruction plan for Haiti.

    Here’s some video of one of these hexayurts, without all the hurricane resistance features.

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


    One Response to The Hexayurt in Haiti – a technical description

    1. Jim
      February 9, 2010 at 2:27 am

      How waterproof is it in a windy rain?
      Is the hole at the top for smoke to get out (thus there would be indoor smoke)?
      How much did it cost and what was the construction time?


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