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Refugee Housing

Designing Durable Housing for Refugees

XPRIZE | Posted 01.08.2017 | Impact

Better housing for the world's refugees is coming from a surprising source: IKEA. Yes, that IKEA -- the flat-pack furniture kings of Sweden. The company has designed a metal housing structure that's much more durable than the tents that millions of refugees all over the globe currently inhabit.

Loren Berlin

In Cleveland, Foreclosure Crisis Creates Opportunities for Refugees | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

CLEVELAND -- Three-year-old Anish Rai can’t figure out how to work the screen door at his new home. He tugs once, but it doesn’t open. He tugs aga...

Watch: Recycled Pallet House Self-Assembled for $500 to $3000

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

They thought about bottles and tires. Then Wines tripped over a shipping pallet on the way home from work one night and something clicked. Using only shipping pallets, or skids, the I-Beam architects created a tiny, modular home design.