The Nook Shelter


The Nook Shelter

ES4H Engineering

Molded from plastic using 95% recycled materials, the Nook is an inexpensive, comfortable, hygienic, and safe habitat.

Nearly Ready (Prior Use Cases)


1 resident / 1 shelter unit

$6,995 / resident

Long-Term/Permanent (15+ years)

7 days offsite25 days onsite

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Concept Owner / Company: ES4H Engineering solution for humanity
Additional URL: AJ MFG

Starting with a blank slate, ES4H chose a molded approach when developing THE NOOK. An inexpensive, comfortable, hygienic and safe “habitat”. This has been developed and brought to fruition specifically for the purpose of the humane journey back to normalcy.

How did ES4H accomplish this? One of the main challenges for a project such as this is capital machinery costs. Our solution is to utilize well-established manufacturing partners. Many have excess machine capacity and as an added benefit we can have multiple manufacturing partners running multiple machines all over the world, East and West. Currently we have a contract with our manufacturing partner that when their capacity is surpassed, they will add an additional machine. Our current production capacity is approximately 15 NOOKS per day, 3600 NOOKS per year. When another machine is added, the capacity to produce 7200 NOOKS per year is achievable. All Tooling for manufacturing for THE NOOK is owned by ES4H and is patent pending.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $6,995
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 1 bed
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $6,995
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 50 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • Used for Shelter Before: No
  • Readiness: Nearly Ready (Prior Use Cases)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: No
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: 33 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Low skill (RV, tent)
  • % Built Onsite: <10% – Arrives Ready, Almost All Built/Assembled Off-Site
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Long Term/Permanent (15+ years)



Design AdvantagesSome features of The Nook:
50 square feet
Air conditioning and heating
Transforming bed/table
Ample storage
Interior lighting and 2) 110v outlets
5v USB power port for mobile devices
Easy to disinfect
Made from antimicrobial materials
Practically indestructible
Quick to produce
Easily transportable
Windows open with screens
Low cost
95% recyclable
Color options w/ quantity
Made in America
Patent pending
Manufacturer IdentifiedYes
Used for shelter in the U.S.?No
Prior use examples
Prior use comments
Building experience commentsWe own and have owned
the manufacturing company’s
Intended use cases
R-value (insulation)11-20
Risk Category
Roof Load (PSF)0
Indoor Clearance Height (ft)
Professional Engineer Stamp?
Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code
Other Structural / Safety Comments
Sustainability / Green Building Certifications?
Materials Used / Made of:
Disassembly / Assembly Comments:
Ideal Mounting SurfacesSoil (Dirt/Grass), Asphalt / Parking Lot, Other
Anchoring ProcessAnchor points each corner



ItemCost ($)Notes
Budget Total$6995
Total Per Bed$6995
Total Per Unit$6995
Add-on Items
Check all items that are not included in your quote (i.e. would need to be quoted by outside party)Toilet / Washrooms, Basic Kitchen, Delivery Charge
List outside vendors needed to execute (including any architects and engineers)
Possible Delivery Method(s)Regular-sized trailer



Design (days)0
Production (days)7
Site Prep (days)20
Delivery (days)5
Total (days)33
Amount in Inventory (#)
Production Capacity15 per day 3,000 per year per tool (add a tool, 7,000 per year and so on0
Production LocationCA to start can be all over the country/world