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The world's only reversible all season family tent designed to save the lives of homeless and vulnerable living in extreme weather.
The world's only reversible all season family tent designed to save the lives of homeless and vulnerable living in extreme weather.
The world's only reversible all season family tent designed to save the lives of homeless and vulnerable living in extreme weather.
480 backers pledged S$ 145,095 to help bring this project to life.

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WeatherHYDE: an all season life-saving tent

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 ALL-WEATHER PROTECTION

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.

WOMEN-FRIENDLY

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.

MULTI-PURPOSE FUNCTIONALITY

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.

 

 

ASSEMBLED DIMENSIONS

1.5m x 1.8m with a maximum height of 1.6m. The minimum inner height is 0.75m. 

PACKED DIMENSIONS

0.75m x 0.35m x 0.35m (without structure); 9kg.

PRODUCT DISCLAIMERS

  • 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.

PILOT TEST

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. 

OUR PARTNERS

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:

MANUFACTURING RISKS
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.

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    Pledge S$ 8 or more About $6

    Show Some Love

    With your help, you will be contributing to bring WeatherHYDE to a homeless family in need. We will be sending some love your way, as well as putting your name up on our Wall of Thanks!

    We'll also add you to our mailing list for the latest news on weatherHYDE, which you can opt out of anytime.

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    Pledge S$ 35 or more About $25

    We want your autograph!

    We’ll have your name signed on our very own WeatherHYDE which we’ll be very fond of, and will display in events.

    On top of that, we'll send over a digital postcard, and add you to our mailing list for the latest news on weatherHYDE, which you can opt out of anytime.

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    Pledge S$ 85 or more About $62

    Hola at you!

    You’ll get everything in the previous levels, as well as a swanky WeatherHYDE T-shirt! Walk around the streets with a conversation starter, help spread the word about WeatherHYDE, and be part of our growing community.

    Every five (5) T-shirts provide one (1) WeatherHYDE tent to a homeless family in need, so help spread the word!

    INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING (for select countries)

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    • Digital postcard
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    Pledge S$ 100 or more About $73

    3 for 1 for a homeless family

    For every 3 pledges of S$100, 1 WeatherHYDE will be given to a homeless family in need who will be carefully selected by our deployment partners in India.

    We'll put your name up on our Wall of Thanks and our WeatherHYDE, and send you a digital postcard, deployment information and the latest updates.

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    • Help a homeless family (receive updates)
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    Pledge S$ 300 or more About $218

    Help a family

    This is where the fun comes in. Want to experience the joy of giving? With your pledge, you get to send a WeatherHYDE tent to a homeless family who will be carefully selected by our community partners.

    We'll put your name up on our Wall of Thanks and our WeatherHYDE, and send you a digital postcard, deployment information and the latest updates.

    Want to send one to someone whom you know? We have an option for you! See reward #5.

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    • Help a homeless family (receive updates)
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    Pledge S$ 300 or more About $218

    Help a neighbor (someone you know)

    Like the previous reward, only you’d get to send a WeatherHYDE to someone whom you know is homeless and in need. UPVC pipe frame not included.

    INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING (for select countries).

    TRUST NOTE:
    $300 SGD is the price of WeatherHYDE for the homeless. We trust that if you wish to get one for camping, personal or commercial use, you would consider other and more appropriate reward options below.

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    Pledge S$ 375 or more About $273

    WeatherHYDE (for yourself)

    You can get a WeatherHYDE of your own! Whether you have thought of camping or hosting a WeatherHYDE party. UPVC pipe frame not included.

    INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING (for select countries).

    Includes:
    • WeatherHYDE (for yourself)
    • Pipe bag
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    Pledge S$ 650 or more About $473

    You get what you give (Option 1)

    A one-for-one as some may like to call it. You get to give a homeless family a home, and have another WeatherHYDE for yourself. The homeless family will be selected by our community partners on the ground. UPVC pipe frame not included with shipped items.

    Want to give the second tent to someone whom you know? See reward #8.

    INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING TO SOME COUNTRIES.

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    • WeatherHYDE (for yourself)
    • Pipe bag
    • Help a homeless family (receive updates)
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    Pledge S$ 650 or more About $473

    You get what you give (Option 2)

    You get to help give a homeless family whom you know a home, and have another WeatherHYDE for yourself. UPVC pipe frame not included.

    INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING (for select countries).

    TRUST NOTE:
    We trust that if you wish to get two (2) for your own camping, personal or commercial use, you would consider reward package #9 below.

    Includes:
    • WeatherHYDE (for yourself)
    • WeatherHYDE (for a homeless neighbor in need)
    • Pipe bag
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    Pledge S$ 700 or more About $510

    2x WeatherHYDE (for yourself)

    You get not just one WeatherHYDE of your own, but two (2) at a special one-for-one rate! UPVC pipe frame not included.

    INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING (for select countries).

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    Pledge S$ 1,500 or more About $1,092

    Meet the families

    You give four (4) for homeless families who will be carefully selected by community partners. What more, we’ll set up a special Skype call to let you connect with the families you’ve helped protect.

    Please write to us if you want one of these delivered to you instead.

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    Pledge S$ 4,750 or more About $3,459

    Travel with the CEO to meet the families

    You provide eight (8) families with WeatherHYDE tents, and you get can chance to visit them with our CEO and local partners, and see them using the tents that you've provided them. Travel fees not included.

    Please write to us if you want one of these delivered to you instead.

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    Pledge S$ 7,000 or more About $5,098

    Corporate Sponsorship

    Have your corporate logo printed on all WeatherHYDE tents produced through this campaign, and receive four (4) of them to flaunt at your events.

    Also have a chance to meet and greet the CEO for an inspirational talk on our work and mission over Skype.

    Includes:
    • WeatherHYDE for your corporate events
    • Corporate logo on all WeatherHYDE tents
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Funding period

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