Local Empowerment

Lifeshelter© solutions are designed to be produced locally. Only the raw stone wool panels that make up the basic structure of our shelters are imported. All other materials and processing can be sourced locally.

Local production helps strengthening the communities, creating jobs, increasing skills, and adding to the economic growth.

The local production of Lifeshelter ensures an adequate production capacity.

Scaleable capacity

The core material in our structures is supplied by Rockwool©, who is a world-wide supplier of stone wool panels. Therefore, our capacity is equivalent to having a close to unlimited stock. The bottleneck lies at the actual pace of construction, which is mitigated by our professional training program and education of local staffs.

Fast Deployment with low risk

From the market we have learned that in some regions a 12-month lead time for a construction is not uncommon. Lifeshelter© deploys within 8 weeks from order, and due to the ease of construction the individual construction time is held at 1 day for Family Shelters and 1 week for a Community Shelter.

The local production of Lifeshelter creates local jobs and export opportunities.
The local production of Lifeshelter creates local jobs and export opportunities.

Durable semi-permanent

The patented Lifeshelter© structure delivers a light but sturdy structure that can last for more than 15 years. It has been stress tested for earthquake and hurricane resistance and degration, and performs excellent in all aspects.

In areas like the Middle East we would have hoped for the displaced to live in Lifeshelters, as current reports document the vast deterioration of tents and families being forced out of their temporary homes.

Cost effective

At half the price of current school structures and shelter solutions Lifeshelter simply delivers more for less.

This leaves room for using scarce resources more effectively and for additional purposes.

The local production of Lifeshelter strenghtens the local economic growth.
The local production of Lifeshelter strenghtens the local economic growth.

Low environmental impact

We use no plastic. We use no trees. All materials are reusable.

Compared to tents, current shelter standards, mud brick houses or permanent brick structures, Lifeshelter uses far fewer natural resources.

This is currently being tested both in field and in controlled settings, and we welcome a fruitful and continuous discussion on the matter.

"I call on getting local production of shelters in Tanzania as soon as possible. The country currently houses 300,000 refugees from Burundi, and the president has said 'NO' to the purchase of more normal tents in the camps."

H.S. Yahia Simba

H.S. Simba, Head of Department, Tanzania Ministry of Home Affairs

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