From Lynn on March 15th, 2010 in Remodeling News
It may not look like much to you and I as far as living quarters go, but to countless displaced Haitians, these flat-pack prefabs designed by Andres Duany and donated by InnoVida will provide much-needed homes to those in need.
Production of each 160-square-foot Le Cabanon, which can shelter eight people, will be done in Haiti. Their design lets them come together quickly and easily, without the need for big machinery. Costing about $4,000 per prefab, they are constructed of fiber composite panel and have been tested for their ability to withstand hurricanes and high winds.
Working with other organizations, InnoVida’s Haiti factory plans to extend its reach with these or similar shelters to create thousands more homes and hundreds of jobs.
Story & Pictures via: Inhabitat