The 'Maggie' Shelter is Designed to Serve Multiple Purposes

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 23, 2016
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'Maggie' is the name of an innovatively designed shelter, conceived and constructed by Belgian company DMOA, that can fulful the role of a large tent although it is more sturdy and stable, making it a good permanent solution for stricken parts of the world.

This shelter is crafted out of aluminum and steel and is sheathed in multiple layers of tarpaulin, which act as the ceiling and walls. What's unique about Maggie is that its walls are hollow and can be stuffed with any locally available insulation, be it sand, straw or even plastic garbage.

This humanitarian shelter smartly gets around a common problem, which is that some countries don't allow fixed buildings for humanitarian purposes. This low-cost humanitarian shelter offers the flexibility of a tent but the sturdiness of a building, the best of both worlds.