ARCaid Shelter

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ARCaid Shelter


Offsite-ready, self powered, resilient portable housing compete with the latest solar and grey water technology

Built Prototype Only


9 residents / 3 bedrooms

$8,844 / resident

Medium Term (1-10 years)

30 days offsite 1 days onsite

Our emergency shelters are Innovative, portable, sustainable and rapidly deployable modular solutions for the emergency needs we are facing today. Our units can come self powered, with innovative grey water re-use and can create their own drinking water from the air. The units are insulated, ventilated and prefabricated to be fire, hurricane and storm resistant. Units are infinitely configurable to meet even the most complex array of emergency response needs in all conditions.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $79,600
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 9 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $8,844
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 640 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 2 units
  • Used for Shelter Before: Yes, Approved in California
  • Readiness: Built Prototype (Built Similar Models in California)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: Yes
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: SBC/ARCspace
  • Setup Speed: <30 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Moderate (prefab assembly)
  • % Built Onsite: >75% – Majority of Structure Assembled and/or Built On-Site
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Medium Term (1-10 years)


Design Advantages • Units can be safely stacked two-high • Can be coupled to accommodate larger contiguous square footage needs • Insulated, ventilated and highly customizable • Quickly relocatable; no foundation needed • Grid-independent power, water and waste/ compost solutions available
Manufacturer Identified Yes
Used for shelter in the U.S.? Approved in California
Prior use examples Recently Completed Bay Area California HCD State Approved Transitional Homeless Shelter completed in record time and budget. 12 other projects around the North America and Caribbean.
Prior use comments Our team created one of the first multi story relocatable housing projects in California and worked closely with LA Mayor and City council to define the construction methods California would use for homeless housing and disaster response.
Building experience comments Our team currently is working with over 20 government officials throughout the U.S. and in Washington leading the way to scalable affordable shelter and temporary housing solutions. Also we are one of the only companies with leading edge off-grid power, water and waste solutions available.
Intended use cases ARCaid’s Modular Emergency Response Units are infinitely relocatable and uniquely suitable for:
• Homeless Shelters, Triage units, testing facilities, emergency swing/surge space, emergency/isolation shelters • Emergency ICU rooms, self-powered command centers, supplemental care facilities• Pop-Up Essential workforce housing, non-critical care facilities, semi- permanent housing.
R-value (insulation) 11-20
Risk Category
Roof Load (PSF) 0
Indoor Clearance Height (ft)
Waterproof? Yes
Professional Engineer Stamp? We have some of the top engineers on on team and we have been CA state approved.
Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code We exceed ICC’s Temp Structure Compliance Requirements
Other Structural / Safety Comments
Sustainability / Green Building Certifications? We have some of the most sustainable net-zero and grid-independent technology on the market and being used in the field.
Materials Used / Made of: Fire resistant and semi-recycled structural steel.
Disassembly / Assembly Comments:
Ideal Mounting Surfaces Soil (Dirt/Grass), Asphalt / Parking Lot, Other
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Possible Delivery Method(s)
Design (days) 4
Production (days) 8
Site Prep (days) 2
Delivery (days) 14
Total (days) 28
Amount in Inventory (#) 80
Production Capacity
Production Location CA/Mexico/FL

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