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The EDAR Project Provides Mini Mobile Units

By: Tinkalicious - Published: Dec 13, 2008 • References: edar.org and boingboing.net
To alleviate the increasing necessity to provide some form of shelter for homeless people, EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof) is a “charity that provides unique mobile shelters to those living on the streets all around us.”

Each EDAR is a four-wheeled mobile unit which carries and transports belongings and facilitates recycling during the day. At night, the unit unfolds into a one-person framed tent-like sleeping enclosure complete with a bed.

The EDAR Project is the collaboration of Eric Lindeman, Jason Zasa and Peter Samuelson. Lindeman and Zasa are students at the Art Center College of Design, while Samuelson is a philanthropist/movie producer of ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ fame.

Former eBay President Jeff Skoll also donated start-up money to have a prototype built by shopping cart manufacturer Precision Wire in Commerce, California. After at least nine attempts, they produced the current version, and 60 units have so far been distributed in the Los Angeles area.