IKEA’s flat-pack refugee shelters


Ikea has produced 10,000 o flat-pack temporary shelters designed for refugees made homeless by conflict and natural disasters.

The shelters have been designed to last three years, making them allot more durable than the common refugee tent. They are also double the size meaning more people can be sheltered.

The houses are flat packed therefore very economical. They are also very easy to produce and make, allowing Ikea to keep up with for the large growing refugee population. They are not one-off pieces they are thoughtful and help with the problem directly.

The structures also provide the opportunity to upgrade the house in the future with earth walls and metal roofs. Making the pieces more economical as they are not just throw away temporary pieces.


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