Shelter In A Day's Home for Haiti is on its way to the AID & International Development Forum in Washington, DC is May 21-22, 2013!
UPDATE: May 23, 2013
We're excited to announce Shelter In A Day won the 2013 AIDF Most Innovative Product award for our innovative emergency shelter homes!
AIDF aims to bring together practitioners and policy leaders from governments, UN, NGOs and private organizations, to highlight the challenges faced by the aid and development sector and share innovative ideas - like Shelter In A Day.
Sadly three years after a 7.1 earthquake rocked Haiti, 360,000 Haitians are still homeless living under tarps with limited access to clean water, little to nonexistent sanitary conditions and -- a cholera epidemic.
Shelter In A Day is an easy-to-assemble home that is an ideal Haiti house or for those displaced by other natural disasters. Our disaster relief shelter can be erected in one day, without tools or electricity, using a new patented “Tool Free Joint.” Shelter's Tool Free Joint reinvents a simple, yet solidly constructed, carpenter style joint with a secure locking peg that is very easy to assemble.
To learn more about Shelter In A Day visit our FAQ section or better still visit us at Booth 739 at the 2013 AIDF.
Shelter In A Day | A Home For Haiti
Shelter In A Day is the brainchild of eco-friendly, furniture designer Frank Schooley. Shelter's disaster recovery housing provides safe and secure, simple to construct, green homes for those displaced by natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floods.
The disaster shelters are a solidly constructed, termite, rust and rot resistant house, with lockable doors and windows. Homes are crafted from waterproof, recycled wood fiber material and can be easily erected anywhere, in one day.