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The paraSITE Shelter Turns Excess Heat into Comfortable Living

 - Mar 10, 2014
References: michaelrakowitz & psfk
The paraSITE shelter is a unique way to solve the homelessness problem plaguing not only North America but the world. paraSITE will take the excess HVAC heat from buildings and use it to heat and inflate inflatable homes for the homeless.

The main issue when it comes to attacking the homelessness problem is cost. the paraSITE shelter will provide a useful and warm place to live while also being incredibly cheap and durable.

The shelter is made out of garbage bags and Ziploc bags; altogether it costs less than $5 each. Considering the shelter can be built and bought for less than a Starbucks coffee and powered for free, it provides a sustainable housing arrangement for homeless people. If it breaks or rips, buying another one won't break the bank either.