The HuSh™1 can be deployed from a single folding piece using unskilled labour without the need for any tools or additional parts. Each shelter can be unfolded and erected in just a few minutes allowing an entire community or workforce to benefit from solid and robust shelter provision.
The HuSh™1 is modular, so multiple units can be tessellated through our unique design to form larger spaces, such as child friendly play areas or clinics.
The shelter can be mounted onto seismic isolators to provide some protection in earthquake zones, supported by simple piling systems or, in the right conditions, with no foundations at all. In addition, the cladding material can be adapted to suit local climatic or cultural requirements, and there are opportunities to add further technologies for water capture or energy generation.
The HuSh™1 lasts up to twelve years – and in that time it may be refolded, moved and re-purposed elsewhere.
A lockable, wheelchair-accessible door giving security and a sense of ownership
The solidity, warmth and unrivalled stability of timber structure and floor.
A dividing central wall, giving the option of separate living and sleeping areas.
Opening windows and mesh/louvres for airflow.
The option of insulation to help regulate the internal temperature.
The ability to set straight to level ground with no foundations.
The ability to fold and reposition during its 12-year lifespan.
|Folded||4.45m||0.765m||2.4m||Internal = 19m2 / 204ft2||1200kg|
|Structure||Douglas Fir Softwood|
(Structural timbers graded CE Graded 16 and 24)
|Outer Skin||Birchwood / Phenolic / Marine Plywood|
(British Standard 636-3, permanent outdoor rating)
|Metalware||Stainless Steel / BZP Steel / Galvanised Steel|
|Openings||4 windows @ 0.68m2 | 1 or 2 door @ 1.871m2|
|Ventilation||Louvre window opening with bug mesh | Opening window casement with Perspex|
|Internal Spec||9mm Plywood floor|
Walls and ceiling unskinned
|Snow Load||1 ton/m2|
|Thermal||U value = 0.11m2 deg C; R value = 0.05ºF/ft2 /BTU|
|Fire Rating||Index = 90; Rated Class 3n(Continuous use without ignition 212ºF. Contact with open flame not recommended)|
|Flash Point||600ºF | 180 secs to reach flashover at 50kW/m2|
|Extruded Polystyrene or Double Foil Laminate insulation|
|Inner lining materials|
|Electrical lighting and outlets / Exterior connection to water supply|
|Kit form/quick release format|