The perfect design for relief housing - The HabiHut Unit creates the framework for setting up off the grid villages where they are needed most. With its ability to house many different functions from waste management to water solutions, the HabiHut's modular design helps provide the most basic functions of life.
The HabiHut can be shipped, unpacked and assembled quickly. Each unit weighs less than 400 lbs (182 kg) and can be constructed with minimal labor in fewer than 2 hours. Units can also be easily moved, for added flexibility and future redeployment. Minimal tools are required.
The HabiHut is constructed of high-density, UV resistant polypropylene copolymer panels that will not crack, peel or fade. The supporting frame structure features high strength extruded aluminum that will not rust or deteriorate.
The life expectancy of a HabiHut is 10-15 years and each unit comes with a 5-year warranty. All parts are interchangeable, so future repair is convenient.
Dual layer panels have an internal air pocket that provides insulation from outside temperatures and UV protection. Light color roof panels are translucent providing abundant natural light.
HabiHut is weather resistant‚ repelling rain, wind and dust, and protecting inhabitants from exposure to the elements.
Durable polypropylene copolymer is strong enough to withstand substantial impact. The roof and walls enclose the space completely. Windows are tamperproof and doors lock for privacy and protection.
The HabiHut's internal anchoring system and architectural features also provide superior wind resistance and security against theft.
The pyramid is basic to the structure, as it solves many of the requirements. An added consequence of the pyramid is that when viewed from above, a regular hexagon is formed in plan, thus the hexagonal shape of the floor plan -- which provides 100% usable space. The unique design provides a spacious dependable, weather resistant, long lasting shelter far beyond what canvas tents provide. An added bonus is that due to the hexagonal form, multiple units can be joined together at that edges to form a larger structure -- much like a beehive -- permitting maximum expandability without the sacrifice of valuable land space.
High-pitched roof offers greater interior volume, so there is no crouching or bending when inside the space. Hexagonal design also allows for multi-purpose areas within a single room.
The HabiHut is designed to use cross ventilation from roof and windows, so air is constantly circulating while maintaining more comfortable indoor temperatures.
The HabiHut was created to replace the canvas tents that are currently used to house families displaced by disaster or conflict. The requirements demanded a structure that must have long life, rigidity, light weight, ease of assembly, disassembly and reassembly, innate strength, permanence, resistance to wind, rain and fire, economy, expandability and be constructed of materials able to withstand the harsh environment often found in disaster areas. The result is The HabiHut.
Multiple HabiHuts can be attached to one another creating expanded living space and task oriented rooms such as sleeping quarters or food preparation and storage.
Additionally, HabiHuts can be arranged in organized ‚camps or communities‚ to provide a variety of social and communal facilities such as churches, schools, clinics and common areas.
HabiHuts can be packed in a single box, approximately 96"x 48"x 24". They are easy to stack and economical to ship. 72 units can fit in a standard cargo container.
The HabiHut is produced through a process that ensures sustainability. The HabiHut is 100% recyclable. Additionally, natural resources such as timber are saved when HabiHuts are installed. Units can easily be moved and redeployed without lasting impact on the original site.
Unit weight: 400 lbs (182 kg)
Total area: 118 sq. ft. (10.68 m2)
Low wall height: 46.5 in (118.1 cm)
High wall height: 102 in (259.1 cm)
Apex height: 148 in (148 in (375.9 cm)
Door height: 76 in (193 cm)
Door width: 32.8 in (83.3 cm)
HabiHut colors: Natural, Super Clear, White, Ivory, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green, Lt. Blue, Dk. Blue, Silver, Grey, Brown and Black. Customized colors are available.