Over 11 million homes in North America are designated ‘Very High Risk’ for natural hazards including earthquakes, floods, and wildfires.
There is a serious shortage of interim housing for use in the aftermath of disasters.
Many small communities are already facing pre-established housing shortages, and cannot absorb those who are displaced. Interim housing is difficult to obtain.
The Pop-up House solution
The Pop-up House is particularly suited to disaster relief as it easily transportable and quickly deployable. The units are small and lightweight and so can be towed by most pick-up trucks, allowing for a delivery time of only hours.
Set-up requires no expertise and takes under 5 minutes as all component movement is motorized.
The Pop-up House is well insulated and suitable for occupation in inclement weather. Its steeply sloped roof sheds rain and snow.
It is energy efficient, cost effective, and contains the amenities necessary for comfortable habitation.
The Psychology of Home
With its cabin-like look and feel the Pop-up House would provide a sense of comfort, permanency and pride to displaced people.
Psychological well-being affects the health of the occupant and is relevant to the health of the community.