The Unacle

  • The Unacle Housing Innovation Collaborative
  • Housing Innovation Collaborative
  • The Unacle Housing Innovation Collaborative
  • Housing Innovation Collaborative
  • Housing Innovation Collaborative

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The Unacle


The UNACLE is a stunning, temporary, speedy deployable shelter - designed to have several fold down in a truck for wider deployment...

Conceptual Idea Only


2 residents / 1 bedroom

$20,000 / resident

Temporary (<6 months)

30 days offsite 1 days onsite

UNACLE is a stunning, temporary, speedy erection shelter that allows responders to spend less time providing temporary housing and more time providing relief to victims.
Designed to fold several in a truck, simply UN-FOLD the inner core vertically, UN-FOLD the outer shell horizontally, and plug in the port holes for window openings, and Voila!

  • Quoted Total Cost: $100,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 2 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $50,000
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 152 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • Used for Shelter Before: No.
  • Readiness: Conceptual Only
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: 5 days (for on-site assembly only)
  • Setup Difficulty: Moderate (prefab assembly)
  • % Built Onsite: 10%
  • Portability: Portable (after major disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Temporary (<6 months)


The Unacle Housing Innovation Collaborative


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