The average refugee in a protracted situation can live in a camp for 17 years or more. It is also common for entire generations to grow up in camps.
The solution is often a decision: house the largest number of people possible as quickly as possible, OR set up an infrastructure for the future.
..but what if you could do both?
The Homespan is our latest frameless
A reliable, 100% recyclable yet strong housing design for displaced people and people in regions of political and / or environmental instability. Standard sizes start at 3x6m.
Easy to erect
The mobile, frameless, steel construction is fire resistant, can be put up in just 3 hours and has a lifespan of up to 40 years or more! For shorter term uses they are easy to take down, recycle, re-use and store in another emergency elsewhere.
The Homespan is made with off-the-shelf materials that could be sourced locally. Different solutions and options for windows and doors are designed for different climates.
The Homespan is the most recent iteration of an evolution of projects from 1965
Including 2,000 homes for a UN housing in Jordan, pictured above, the much loved Uniport and other panel buildings, pictured below.
Swiss Uniport housing
Locally thatched Uniport
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visiting an early Uniport
Asmara Uniport Housing
Addis Ababa Uniport toyshop
Panel Housing complex
Yemen panel housing
Yemen panel housing + AC
Jordanian Panel Housing
Jordan housing + verandah