Home is where the heart is. That makes HOMErgent's heart an easily transportable, flat-packed, high-quality shelter designed to house the needy and help the planet.
Following a "hexayurt" design and using readily available building materials, HOMErgent uses existing eco-friendly infrastructure technologies to provide users with water, power, cooking, lighting, sanitation needs for living off-grid — whether the grid has just been destroyed or was never really there anyway.
They target the 4 billion people on earth that even subprime lenders couldn't touch: those just made homeless by disaster or who earn less than $1,500/year, the cutoff point for sustaining a "decent life."
When life is about survival, environmental concerns take a back seat. So, areas with a lot of people in this situation — like refugee camps — become squalid, health-threatening eco-disasters quickly, as residents hunt for food, water and shelter and don't worry about waste management. HOMErgent's all-in-one package solves a lot of problems quickly.
Aimed at government aid agencies and NGOs working in the field, HOMErgent's structures can be easily transported and adapted to other uses. Pricing is higher than a typical tent, but users get a lot more comfort.