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Portable Shelter for the Homeless

Portable Shelter for the Homeless - Designed in collaboration with residents at Union Mission Shelter in Savannah, this portable field shelter was made to solve a variety of issues involved with being homeless and living on the streets. It is compact, camouflaged, weather resistant, portable, elevated from the ground, and has protective features. Made from inexpensive materials and utilizing a common beach chair, it is cheaper and more useful for its purpose than a tent. It deploys and folds up quickly, turning into a backpack.

Charles Heydinger
Designer and Educator Savannah, GA