Earthquakes are an all too real threat in Japan and other areas of the world. If you ever find yourself without a home due to such a natural disaster, it would be nice to have one of these cardboard homes to throw up in the back yard. The Octagon costs 150,000 Yen (about $1,400) and comes with a built-in door, flooring, and waterproof roof. The toilet not included (nor available for that matter). It takes about three hours to erect and requires nothing but some extra large origami skills and a lot of tape.
Take a look at some other disaster housing designs:
The Octagon Post-Earthquake House
1. Affordable Disaster Housing - Opportunity for creating low-cost housing solutions for those affected by natural disasters.
2. Portable Emergency Shelters - Potential to develop mobile and easy-to-assemble shelters for quick response in disaster situations.
3. Sustainable Disaster Housing - Growing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable housing solutions to minimize environmental impact during disasters.
1. Construction Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity for construction companies to develop efficient and cost-effective disaster housing solutions.
2. Packaging Industry - Opportunity in the packaging industry to create lightweight and durable materials suitable for emergency shelter construction.
3. Renewable Energy Industry - Potential for renewable energy companies to provide sustainable energy solutions for disaster-affected communities.