The Almost Home Shelter is the result of a collaborative student observation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami survivors and how emergency relief could be adapted to better suit subsistence users rather than those of developed nations. The simple modular shelter is easy to assemble and customizable to various living situations, mimicking the community environments found in rural villages and encouraging people to interact as they would before the disaster
All music festivals should offer these king-size sleeping modules
SPUD Group, PAD Studio and designer Stephen Turner have collaborated to create a space that can be tested out as a small shelter to stay in and use as a ‘lab’ for one year. The Exbury Egg, as they have titled it, was constructed with boat building techniques and houses only the essentials. A small stove, shower, desk and bed/hammock are there; while any means of electricity will all come from solar power.