About this project
The innovative use of a triple layered flysheet makes the weatherHYDE extremely suitable for extreme weather conditions. The reflective layer traps a family's body to heat for warmth, and reflects solar heat for summers.
Our triple layer skin blocks light and doesn't cast embarrassing shadows. The fully enclosed weatherHYDE provides privacy and a safe haven for women, their children and families.
URBAN DEPLOYMENT FRIENDLY
The sturdy design allows weatherHYDE to be deployed in tough conditions. We added weight to the frame to eliminate the need for anchoring. Reflective details and bright colors increase urban visibility and night safety.
EMPOWERING TO THE HOMELESS THROUGH LOCAL MANUFACTURING
The simplicity in its manufacturing makes local production possible, creating enterprise and job opportunities for the homeless to help pull them out of their homeless state.
In 2016, billionBricks launched weatherHYDE's first pilot test in Delhi, India, giving homeless individuals like 23-year-old Khushi their first homes.
There are more than 33 million homeless all over the world who have no protection from life-threatening extreme weather conditions. With many unable to survive the harsh winters or summers, the rate of death in certain environments can be as high as 120 persons per hour.
Affecting developed and developing nations alike, it impacts millions of homeless who are the most vulnerable to illnesses and diseases caused by exposure to extreme weather.
In 2013, almost 9,000 families were rendered homeless by communal riots in the North Indian town of Muzaffarnagar. In this community alone, more than 30 children died when the night temperatures fell to near freezing. Link to story.
After this incident, billionBricks innovated an emergency tent to protect homeless families from the harsh weather conditions, which the they endure and fight while living on the streets.
YOU CAN HELP A HOMELESS INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY
Your pledge can send a WeatherHYDE tent to homeless families in India, or to disaster-displaced families across Asia Pacific.
You also have the option of purchasing a WeatherHYDE for someone whom you know is homeless and in need. This option is available for limited countries.
GET A WEATHERHYDE OF YOUR OWN
By purchasing one for your own personal use, you would be able to help by allowing us to send more tents to the homeless. Since we do not profit from those purchased for the homeless, we've created a separate package at a higher cost for private use.
BUY ONE AND GIVE ONE
Help us reach our funding goal buy buying one for yourself and gifting one to a homeless family in need.
We are shipping WeatherHYDE to the United States, India and Singapore.
We are committed to be fully transparent and to keep you informed, especially with details such as where your donated tent will be deployed, details on family beneficiaries - their background and feedback on weatherHYDE use - and ways by which the product is making an impact in their lives.
TOOL-LESS SET UP IN UNDER 15 MINUTES
weatherHYDE's low-tech and simple design enables flexibility and easy deployment.
DESIGNED FOR YEAR-ROUND WEATHER CONDITIONS
The innovative use of mylar makes the weatherHYDE easily adaptable to different seasons and climates. Its reflective layer traps a family's body heat for warmth in the winter, and reflects solar heat to keep temperatures cool during summer.
PRIVACY FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Our triple layer skin blocks light and doesn't cast embarrassing shadows, allowing a fully enclosed weatherHYDE to provide privacy and a safe haven for women, their children and families.
ADAPTABLE TO URBAN USE
The sturdy design allows weatherHYDE to be deployed in tough urban conditions. We added weight to the frame to eliminate the need for anchoring, so they can be set up even on pavements.
Reflective details and bright colors increase urban visibility and night safety.
Its functionality ensures flexible use and reuse as an emergency shelter, a temporary home, or even a comfortable camping tent.
All prices listed below are in Singapore Dollars.
Focused on delivering a user friendly, durable product, we adapted our design over and over again starting in 2013 with multiple prototy. Finally we can offer you an innovative solution that bridges the gap for weatherproof shelters.
1.5m x 1.8m with a maximum height of 1.6m. The minimum inner height is 0.75m.
0.75m x 0.35m x 0.35m (without structure); 9kg.
- Frame parts made of UPVC pipes are not included in the package but can be locally purchased anywhere in the world.
- Pipe bags are included.
- winterHYDE is the former name of weatherHYDE.
- Patent pending.
Earlier this year, we have tested it with 15 families in New Delhi over a 6 month long pilot project, the results of which have been very positive.
We design and provide shelter and infrastructure solutions for the homeless and vulnerable which are scalable, sustainable, and able to create opportunities for communities to emerge out of poverty.
We operate two design studios, in Singapore and Mumbai, and create high quality women focussed design solutions for the poorest of communities.
Since our founding in 2013, we've impacted more than 1,000 homeless and vulnerable through design and infrastructure projects in South and South Asia.
Do you have any questions for details we haven't covered? Get in touch through our contact page.
Risks and challenges
Confident in our capacity to deliver, we acknowledge certain risks and challenges which we may encounter, which we want you to be aware of:
While many problems may arise at this stage, we guarantee the the availability of our design and material components, and the readiness of our experienced manufacturers to handle large orders, and troubleshoot should there ever be a need.
INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS AND FULFILLMENT RISKS
Shipment related problems such as with lost or damaged products, customs, and shipment delays due to bad weather and inaccurate shipping information may occur. Further, the speed and price of shipping may vary with the number of units we deliver to each country.
However, we have built a very capable team and prepared ourselves to the best of our expertise to forecast demand and create a solid supply plan. In rare cases, should any problem arise on your order, we assure you that we will be transparent with you every step of the way, and will try our best to quickly solve the problem.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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