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2013-02-26 09:24:04 PM  
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At Burning Man a decade ago there was a guy who built geodesic domes out of triangular cardboard beams coated with plastic.  They assembled with nothing more than a hot melt glue gun,and stood up to 70 mph winds.  The beams could also be filled with fiberglass to make it an insulated 4-season home.  He said he was trying to market the concept to the Red Cross for emergency shelters.  Wonder what happened to him?
2013-02-27 12:35:29 AM  
2 votes:
I want one of these....

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2013-02-26 09:03:16 PM  
2 votes:
So what, it's a rigid tent.

Sell it as such and you'll sell more.  Make it easier to move by adding an axle, a trailer hitch and lighting so you can pull with a vehicle, and they will sell even easier.

Oh, never mind, just get a pop-up trailer.
2013-02-27 01:30:16 AM  
1 votes:

buttery_shame_cave: years ago i thought about designing a geodesic design that auto-inflated and then reinforced itself with expanding foam.


These guys have done something similar, an inflatable structure made of concrete-reinforced fabric. Just add water.
2013-02-27 12:59:55 AM  
1 votes:

lethological_lassie: Pud: 3 Words ....

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Recycled shipping crates.

/Not as good as home but better than a reinforced tent or trailer built by the lowest bidder.
//I guess the lowest bidder could build any of these. But then, if it comes down to how much, and which would you prefer if you actually needed one.

We were looking to use these for a project in Ethiopia. HOT when the sun shines on it.



Spray-on insulation (interior) Rented one as a storage unit in Phoenix- surprisingly cool inside in 115 degree weather.


Do they dissemble for easy (flat) transport?


No, but you can back them full of other shiat that needs to be transported.

Versatile.

/Problem is they're short, and I'm not
2013-02-26 09:50:20 PM  
1 votes:
They're also easily stackable to save land space and you could probably put them off shore on a barge to ship inconvenient refugees off to other places; or just dump them at sea.
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2013-02-26 09:40:36 PM  
1 votes:
3 Words ....

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Recycled shipping crates.

/Not as good as home but better than a reinforced tent or trailer built by the lowest bidder.
//I guess the lowest bidder could build any of these. But then, if it comes down to how much, and which would you prefer if you actually needed one.
 
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