Shelter for Familiarity

The Almost Home Shelter is the result of a collaborative student observation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami survivors and how emergency relief could be adapted to better suit subsistence users rather than those of developed nations. The simple modular shelter is easy to assemble and customizable to various living situations, mimicking the community environments found in rural villages and encouraging people to interact as they would before the disaster.

Designer: Katrina Epperson