About Eco Shelter
Following recent tragic events such as the South Asia Earthquake, the South East Asia Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami, the US/Gulf/Caribbean hurricanes and wars and famines in Africa, it has been recognised that there is an urgent need for more and better post-disaster shelters.
In remote parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, the canvas tents being sent provide shelter from rain but have little insulation value to protect against the harsh winter. In post-Tsunami reconstruction, breezeblock buildings with tin roofs have been built and are just too hot to stay in during the day.
The Ecoshelter seeks to raise funds to address this issue by manufacturing, transporting and deploying the newly-designed Solaroof Ecoshelters from Life Synthesis to disaster zones. Incorporating Dynamic Liquid Solar Technology and other Blue-Green processes, Solaroof Ecoshelters are adaptable to a wide variety of elements.
Solaroof Ecoshelters are strong, thermally-insulated, easy-to-erect structures that can be used as emergency shelters in post-disaster situations, and which have in-built climate control systems and other blue-green properties.
Sizes can vary according to need. A Solaroof Ecoshelter Cluster with an area of 5,000ft could accommodate up to 500 people. This can be manufactured for £25,000 but additional costs include freight packaging, transport from the UK and deployment in the field. These costs vary according to where they are to be used and for what purpose.
POST DISASTER USES FOR ECOSHELTERS
Solaroof Ecoshelters can provide up to 10 times more insulation than the alternative emergency shelters being sent to Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. They can also be used to house displaced families and be employed as mobile hospital operating theatres and wards, orphanages, therapy centres for victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, income-generating activity centres, schools, and many other uses.
Many other shelter systems would not withstand a repeat of the incidents that caused the damage. Solaroof Ecoshelters could withstand secondary seismic activity in South Asia and further strong winds and rain in the hurricane zone.
The Ecoshelter seeks to donate especially-adapted Solaroof Ecoshelters to a number of aid agencies, such as The British Red Cross and Islamic Relief working in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, Tsunami Relief and Disaster Response Logistics in Indonesia and Sri Lanka and Save The Children in the USA.
Although some badly-affected areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India have already been cut off by the harsh winter, there are many towns and villages that could still benefit from a speedy deployment of Solaroof Ecoshelters. The reconstruction will takes years, hampered by the weather, and so there will still be a need for Ecoshelters for several winters to come.