The 'Tinderbox' wildfire shelter kit has been created as a low-cost solution for those who have been displaced due to natural disasters.
The flatpack shelter has been designed by Carleton University architecture student Victoria McCartney as the thesis project for her Master's degree. The semi-permanent housing solution would provide individuals and their families with a comfortable place to seek refuge after they have been displaced. It has also been designed using prefabricated panels to ensure quick assembly with minimal tools.
The 'Tinderbox' wildfire shelter kit has a one-floor design that is outfitted with a kitchenette, basic furniture, a power supply, air filter and more, thereby ensuring inhabitants are as comfortable as possible. The units would cost $35,000 and would provide a family of four with everything they need to live comfortably during emergencies.