Haiti One

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, CalEarth was invited on a research trip to design a possible temporary housing alternative for individuals who lost their homes and were living in tent villages. After speaking with many families living in these camps, we returned a designed a structure based on their requests. As an alternative to our single dome designs, this structure includes a 10 foot main dome with 3 small apses, one for a sleeping nook, one for a cooking surface, and one for storage.  It also includes a rocket stove, a recycled door made from pallets, and small window openings using PVC pipes. Two separate groups returned to Haiti and built multiple domes for families who lost their homes--see the Relief Initiatives page for more information.