New For Metamorphoses: Radically New Rapidly Deployable Shelters!
is pleased to announce its new NestNow(TM) line of rapidly-deployable shelter systems, created to radically transform rapid sheltering the way we’ve transformed DIY event furniture since Burning Man 2005.
The PlayaHut(TM) personal version, our first NestNow model shown here, was prototyped for Burning Man 2019 “Metamorphoses” and constructed adjacent to Playa Info in Center Camp. The PlayaHut is intended to provide the first tiny home that is “rapidly scalable by anyone for anyone at tiny cost” while offering secure and dignified shelter for a six week encampment or for a lifetime.
We now seek those with socially-relevant applications to help inform further design and field testing, or those who can help evolve this concept in any manner. Publication of beta-level open-source plans expected by end-2019 – follow our Facebook page
The Playatech PlayaHut – 1st Prototype
The Only Shelter That Does All This!
1) Scalable open-source design: just 3/4” plywood, a door/window, and a couple hours of CNC – oh, and 12 screws, to anchor the door
2) Rapidly-deployable: ships flat, fits in a pickup truck, assembles in 1-2 hours w/2 people, and disassembles in 30 minutes to redeploy fast
3) Private, dignified, safe & secure: hard walls, locking door, fully-furnished, quiet & cool inside
4) Temporary or permanent: add a tarp fly for emergency use, or caulk/paint/shingle it for decades of service
5) Strong like a house: no anchoring needed, and 200lb fiddlers can dance on the roof
6) Affordable: the 1st prototype was less than $1,000 to make!
7) Avoids most building codes: no plumbing, 12-volt solar electric, and temporary structure exemptions – just bring a kitchen truck & sanitation trailer for an instant health-conforming village where nothing worked before
8) Modular: minimal unique parts count; expandable to family-sized version
9) Principled: a “personal nest” created and offered as a gift from the playa to the planet, with zero commercial intent
10) Eco-friendly: 98% renewable materials, mostly FSC-certified plywood – and reusable as fuel:)
Hexayurts, Shiftpods, domes, or anything else we’ve seen can’t touch this feature set. The only penalty for secure walls is higher weight than shelters you can punch your playa cup through.
NestNow Shelter Series Use Cases
•Rapid Disaster Response Delivering Long-Term Shelter Self-Sufficiency
•1 Drop Serves Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Disaster Phases
•Border Emergencies and Refugee Crises: Use Now Then Gift To Poor
•Homeless Encampments With Privacy and Human Dignity
•Glamping, Backyard Guest Rooms, DIY sheds
•For the Price of a Couple Red Cross Tents, It Lasts Decades
•Off-Grid Co-Housing Communities: Add Shared Infrastructures
•1 Container + Kitchen Truck & Sanitation Trailers = Instant Community
•Recycle Hexayurt Toxic Wastes: Insulate THIS!
With 1/2 the planet living worse than a PlayaHut and resources running scarce, it is time for a new world ASAP…
Soon: Glamper(TM) Family Version – 1-2 Parents & Up To 4 Kids
•Double-Wide 8’D x 16’ W x 8’ H
•~25 Sheets @ 4’x8’x2’ Transport Space <$2k
•Queen-Size Loft Bed + Convertible Dinette + 2 Cots
•Integrated Work Desk & Food Prep Areas
•Task Lighting, Ventilation, and Smoke Alarm
•Closet, Shelving, and Bin Storage: Everything A Family Needs
•Modular & Expandable By Adding 8’x8’ Dorm Wings
•More Info: Sunshine @ Awkward & Tawdry In Center Camp
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