My goal is to publish a short 20-page construction book with global impact.


This 20-page book will show you how to build one 165 sq ft shelter for refugees that provides protection, water, power, food, lighting, storage and sanitation. And prove that good emergency shelter is affordable. It's that simple. But getting there is not. That's why I need your help.
The HOME Shelter not only provides protection – it’s modular and expandable - it grows food - collects, filters and stores parasite-free water - it generates renewable energy for small electronic devices – it is self-ventilating without glass windows – it requires no tools, fasteners, written instructions or skilled labor to assemble – it contains no moving parts - it incorporates useful design features like our ‘transfurniture’.
What is amazing about the HOME Shelter is that it is human engineered to provide a usable living space for refugees. That’s never been done before. In 2012, Futurist Ray Kurzweil spoke about 'snap together buildings' and 'vertical agriculture' as part of Singularity. The HOME Shelter does what he dreams about.
With crowdfunding support, we will hire a promotional expert to advertise, reach out, promote, or whatever it takes to get noticed that there is an alternative to tents as emergency shelter that is inexpensive and sturdy. A portable emergency shelter that provides lighting, sustainable electricity, food, water - even personal sanitation.
Why the HOME Shelter? January 2014 Solidwork Models
Crowd Source Project Budget Building Our Prototype
Crowd Source Rewards Articles and Comments
Panel Murals Shelter Design Documents
You Tube Video Resume

Building shelter for millions with a 20-page book.

Rick Davids - 10 Queens River Drive, West Kingston, Rhode Island.  02892.

My name is Rick Davids. I've worked since 2010 right after the Haiti earthquake to develop a more sustainable and liveable shelter for refugees. I knew I could design something better than tents at a reasonable cost. That's why I've worked on the HOME Shelter Project these past 3 years.
Is the HOME Shelter is a garden, a dwelling, a cistern, a power plant, a school? It can be all these things with crowdfunding. Please pledge.

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