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16 Humanihut shelters can fit into a single shipping container, and each one can be set up in about 5 minutes, allowing for rapid and dignified relief for refugees.
With tens of millions of refugees around the world being displaced by conflicts, persecution, and natural disasters, the need for robust and scalable emergency housing solutions is very real, and one startup believes it has the answer, in the form of foldable units that provide near-instant shelter and housing.
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Each Humanihut, which measures 7.3 meters long by 2.4 meters high, includes solar panels on the roof, wiring for 110V outlets, tables, benches, sink, water purification, and heat, and can be collapsed down to 30 cm high to fit into the shipping container. This allows for the units to be erected and deconstructed quickly, with a small team of people and a forklift able to build one in about 5 minutes, and an entire system of 16 shelters and one "Ablutionhut" (hygiene facility) can be constructed in about 1.5 hours, according to the company. Each unit can sleep up to 6 people, and offer security, privacy, and convenience for both the short- and long-term.
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: BO XIAN
They sound amazing, truly, but these days, the "refugees" would likely set fire to them. In a 23-hour period, I read about them doing just that for facilities they deemed inadequate, for missing a wake up call,, and for not liking what was offered for ramadan.
I'd say give them to the homeless, but, again, only those who would appreciate them!
originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: ladyinwaiting
I think 99.99% of the homeless would appreciate them and obviously show it.
At least those with a shred of brain and health left that's not overly debilitated by mental illness and alcoholism.