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(Sydney Morning Herald)   New refugee houses will make the world look less like a game of Risk and more like a game of Monopoly. Irons welcome. No dogs   (smh.com.au) divider line 29
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2013-06-29 12:36:42 PM
Hell, I'd pay for one of these things.  $1000?
 
2013-06-29 12:38:14 PM
First they're driven from their homes, then we inflict houses made by Ikea on them? Isn't that a violation of the Geneva Convention or something?
 
2013-06-29 12:38:15 PM
FTFA: "The United Nations refugee agency has turned to Swedish furniture giant IKEA to make more durable and functional shelters for refugees."


Somebody just bought a bunch of stock in IKEA.

/ They can't be relied on to include all the parts of a TV stand; and we want to buy their houses?
 
2013-06-29 12:39:08 PM
Perfect use of Ironic tag.
 
2013-06-29 12:39:15 PM
First I'd check the Chinese drywall.
usahomeandgarden.com
 
2013-06-29 12:47:14 PM

dweigert: Hell, I'd pay for one of these things.  $1000?


Exactly... If you could easily hook it up to a small septic and a generator, it'd be a great weekender for someone that owns a couple of acres in the mountains.

Hell, it's they're insulated well enough it'd be a great option for oilfield man-camp housing in West Texas or North Dakota.
 
2013-06-29 12:47:26 PM
And just what have the refugees done for us?

I call Race Car!
 
2013-06-29 12:48:32 PM

TomD9938: And just what have the refugees done for us?

I call Race Car!


The aqueduct?
 
2013-06-29 12:49:03 PM
Shiat, complete with flat panel TV. I don't even have a flat panel TV.
 
2013-06-29 12:50:08 PM
refugees live in their UNHCR shelters for 12 years on average

Damn...
 
2013-06-29 12:57:24 PM
This would make my retirement plans quite a bit cheaper.. Park one of those on a 100 acre plot in Maine, and I'd be good to go.
 
2013-06-29 01:11:14 PM
"That is a big plus considering refugees live in their UNHCR shelters for 12 years on average." - FTA

Yikes.  That's a long time.
 
2013-06-29 01:12:59 PM
They all come 3 screws short and with a scratch on the door.
 
2013-06-29 01:13:06 PM
All will tremble in fear of the mighty thimble gauntlet of orange and red
 
2013-06-29 01:18:31 PM

Gimmick: "That is a big plus considering refugees live in their UNHCR shelters for 12 years on average." - FTA

Yikes.  That's a long time.



Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked them around some.

Who knows, maybe they were kidnapped tied up, taken away and held for ransom.
 
2013-06-29 01:38:43 PM
It's all fun and games until someone loses the Allen Wrench....
 
2013-06-29 01:49:55 PM

Ontos: dweigert: Hell, I'd pay for one of these things.  $1000?

Exactly... If you could easily hook it up to a small septic and a generator, it'd be a great weekender for someone that owns a couple of acres in the mountains.

Hell, it's they're insulated well enough it'd be a great option for oilfield man-camp housing in West Texas or North Dakota.


a great option for oilfield man-camp
/I wish I could quit you.
//i'm sorry.
 
2013-06-29 02:04:44 PM
At $1k, I'd happily replace my tool shed in back with one of those
 
2013-06-29 02:25:18 PM
Will they have plumbing and electric?

What about that god awful plastic stink?
 
2013-06-29 02:37:06 PM
 
2013-06-29 02:38:46 PM
12 years
24 tents vs 4 pop-up house
so yah, the cost analysis in the article is a bit silly

pop-up house costs 2x to make (estimate for mass production) and 2x to ship; for a total of 4x more than tent.
house last 6 times as long at 4 times the cost

house is 1.5 times cost efficient than tent


WeenerGord: Will they have plumbing and electric?

YES, just like the tents currently do
 
2013-06-29 02:46:25 PM
One of the main advantages of the new shelters was their durability, he said, pointing out that the UNHCR's traditional canvas refugee tents rarely lasted much longer than six months in climates such as those of Jordan and South Sudan.

Ontos: dweigert: Hell, I'd pay for one of these things.  $1000?

Exactly... If you could easily hook it up to a small septic and a generator, it'd be a great weekender for someone that owns a couple of acres in the mountains.

Hell, it's they're insulated well enough it'd be a great option for oilfield man-camp housing in West Texas or North Dakota.


Look up Deek Diedricksen

You can do a lot better then that for 1000.00
 
2013-06-29 03:44:13 PM

namatad: WeenerGord: Will they have plumbing and electric?
YES, just like the tents currently do



So, in other words, NO?
 
2013-06-29 04:02:51 PM
One of my friends invented a 'Tupperware' seal-guaranteed leak-proof coffin for after, you know, mass bad conditions ... and made a farking fortune. Retired and is living in Florida off the commission.

Don't know if this is the stuff, but it sure looks like it ...

i217.photobucket.com

One government contract set him up for life and the injection mold plastics company is  still selling these to the government.

Jack in the box shelter had to come. Had to.
 
2013-06-29 04:24:57 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-29 07:40:43 PM

namatad: 12 years
24 tents vs 4 pop-up house
so yah, the cost analysis in the article is a bit silly

pop-up house costs 2x to make (estimate for mass production) and 2x to ship; for a total of 4x more than tent.
house last 6 times as long at 4 times the cost

house is 1.5 times cost efficient than tent


WeenerGord: Will they have plumbing and electric?
YES, just like the tents currently do


Huh, I missed the part where they said the tents had solar panels.  Technically they have 100% more electricity than the tents!

...just sayin
 
2013-06-29 08:29:48 PM
go yurt yourself, Ikea.
 
2013-06-29 08:41:10 PM
It looks like IKEA will do well by doing good, if the response here is any indication.  Test them out on refugees, and when the bugs are worked out and assembly automated, put them on the market.
 
2013-06-29 08:50:16 PM
I hope Denmark takes up Sweden on this challenge and gets LEGO in on the job.

The houses would cost more, take longer than 4 hours to assemble. BUT the refugees would have more fun doing it (most things are more fun than assembling IKEA stuff actually). their houses will last longer than 3 years, and they can design their little house just like they want!

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The local mafia refugee would probably commandeer all the bricks and make himself a mansion. That could be a problem.
 
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