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This Temporary Housing Unit Becomes a Home to Victims of Damaged Property

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jan 10, 2013 • References: yankodesign
Plenty of designers are caught up in the competition to design the most practical emergency shelter possible. The Temporary Housing Unit by Michel Antoun Zateef is one of such proposals that would serve to put a roof over catastrophe victims' heads.

Whether it's a flood, a hurricane, an earthquake or another type of natural disaster that affects a community, this project aims to bring some comfort and many of life's necessities to people who are left homeless. The boxy dwellings are intended for short-term use only, and ideal for later transportation to another site of destruction.

They can be moved easily on a truck or a train thanks to a compact form and lightweight compressed strand board material. The Temporary Housing Unit has retractable solar panels for self-sufficient electricity, plus sleeping, cooking and bathroom facilities packed into its tiny area.