Weaving Homes – Innovative Tents for Refugees


Whenever people are asked to describe individuals who happen to be a part of eco-friendly groups, the majority of people have a clichéd perspective. In actual fact, eco-friendly groups are composed of numerous communities. These people join together with organic farmers, biotechnology researchers, and people from different backgrounds who share their pure motivation to help our world.

Image Source: Abeer Seikaly – Graphic view of the tents during the day with open vents.

With the influence of people from different backgrounds – a group of designers and inventors are improving our approach to living. By working with the fundamentals of environmentally friendly technologies, many of these designers and inventors have developed magnificent inventions. Gabriele Diamanti, created a distiller that works with solar energy; Lifestraw developed a product that can make the dirtiest water drinkable; and Jesper Frausig produced electric powered bicycles, driven by solar panel systems.

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Image Source: Abeer Seikaly – The heat transferred to the pipe via the conduction. Furthermore, the heat from the hot absorbed surface will move towards the tubes by natural convention, moving up by Thermo siphoning. And the high-efficiency solar absorber (material) will be connected to tubes that would heat the water. There are inverters and charge converters installed in the material that would allow the heat to be converted into energy.

Even though the previously mentioned inventions are beneficial for mankind, such as supplying water and travelling efficiently, what eco-friendly housing solutions have been made? Thankfully, this issue has recently been given the attention is deserves. Based on a new innovative design, tents of the near future will be capable of offering protection to the many people across the world who have been forced to leave there homes. Not only that, the tents can also collect solar power to charge power packs, gather rain, and fold up correctly for straightforward travel.

According to Minds, the tent is specially designed using a climate resistant material. This material is attached to a flexible, pressurized plastic that can easily open–to set up vent gaps—and close again as needed. It is a tough and durable framework that can also retract up for effortless storage and travelling, collect rain, and charge electrical reserves (UPS or batteries) with its solar materials. Although the majority of people might believe these tents had been developed to provide a unique “tenting” experience, these tents have actually been created to serve a much greater purpose.

Image Source: Google Image – Abeer Seikaly is an architect, artist, designer and cultural producer. She received her Bachelor of Architecture and Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.

When designing the tent, Abeer Seikaly, had in mind the thousands of refugees who have been pushed from their houses because of the consequences of worldwide wars. These tents offer a means for all of them to settle down in a new area. This is also the reason why these tents are a part of a venture referred to as – Weaving a Home. With this invention, refugees will be able to build new lives for themselves, create new communities and travel easily with a portable home. Due to the fact that these tents offer shelter to refugees in there time of need, this project won the Lexus design and style awards.

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  1. Great idea! Could possibly be made more affordable by a consumer-driven campaign, such as “for every tent sold to the public, one will be provided for free to a refugee camp.”

    Editor’s note: it’s hard to read an article with any sense of sincerity when the author consistently spells the term “their” (with a meaning of possession) using the word “there” (with a meaning of location.) This annoyed me so much I found it hard to focus on the rest of the subject matter.


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