After several years of concept and development, architect Ed Binkley came up with “the shelter series” — small, green, affordable abodes — to be used as relief housing, guest housing, small scale developments, or pretty much anything else. These homes range in size from 300-1,400 square feet and can be built without breaking the bank.
Ed binkley design partnered with Miami-based Cabin Fever to manufacture the shelter series at an affordable price — potentially as low as $40-50 per square foot, plus permitting and land. Indeed, the systems-built approach allows for assembly with reduced on-site labor costs.
The purpose of the shelter series is to “bridge the gap between mass market housing and very low-end housing that often does not address the livability or design style factor,” according to Ed Binkley. Materials to be used include corrugated siding, Hardi panels, and SIPs roofing.
Though the shelter series is suited for any region or demographic, Cabin Fever and ed binkley design envision these homes in both Haiti and as far away as Africa. Parts and components for up to six homes can be squeezed into a single shipping carrier, balancing the cost of transportation among several homes.
Credits: ed binkley design.