Humans have no power over the whims of nature, though with the skills and resources that societies do have, not enough are put to use in preparation for the aftermath of catastrophes.
The Almost Home Shelter solves a pressing need for temporary dwellings to protect people who have lost their homes in earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and more. Two major obstacles are money and storage, but this concept by Katrina Epperson challenges both.
Costs are reduced by manufacturing standard parts for these compact rectangular residences and leaving the task of assembling them to the survivors of the natural disaster. This way, abodes for entire communities can remain tightly packed and tucked away before and between uses, and once each is erected, a modular Almost Home Shelter can be loosely customized to the individual family's requirements.