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Refugee Housing

Designing Durable Housing for Refugees

XPRIZE | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
XPRIZE

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.