Hexayurt-Inspired Shelter Promoted As Refugee Housing Solution

middle east mapA recent article on Boingboing.net included the hexayurt in its discussion of possible long term temporary housing solutions for refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq.

In the discussion of what makes the hexayurt a good choice for solving this problem, Boingboing points to cost, open source design and portability as advantages that this yurt, designed by Vinay Gupta, has over some of the other shelters that have been proposed to address this very pressing need.