Designer Creates Amazing Tents That Can Collect Water and Harvest Energy from the Sun

Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 30 Comments

sustainable tentBy Connor Brian |

Extreme challenges await for environmental migrants as a direct result of climate change. The United Nations estimates that by 2050 the earth will have to come face to face with 200 million environmental refugees. Families will lose their farmland and subsistence. For them, movement will become a fundamental part of being human as they attempt to resettle in unfamiliar lands, carrying only the amenities from home which they can fit in their two hands.

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To provide a solution for this increasingly relevant problem of the not too distant future, award winning designer Abeer Seikaly bases her design on temporary huts of nomadic tribes.

2_tent harvest energy from the sun

The lightweight, portable, and flexible shelters for disaster zones are made of a structural woven fabric that can adapt to hot and cold climates. The shelters’ double-layered skin is hollow which allows cross ventilation, while also being able to seal up and huddle down during rainy months and frigid winters.

She finds inspiration for her snake-skin like design on traditional basket weaving techniques, which allow the design to be scaleable by “Blurring the distinction between structure and fabric.


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  1.' Leigh Vange says:

    Very idealistic n resourceful

  2.' John L Mcculley says:

    Where can get one?

  3.' Maia Perry says:


  4.' Penny Christie says:

    looks wonderful at night too…

  5.' Birgitte Mouridsen says:

    Wauv ? ? ? ?

  6.' Barry Carter says:

    Looks like a scene out of “Star Wars” movie

  7.' Trudee Able-Peterson says:

    I want!

  8.' Connie Yager Frum says:

    It is for real if so I want one

  9.' Jennifer Nixon says:

    Fantastic design!!

  10.' Karen Akrabawi says:

    What a great idea!

  11.' Marsha St John says:


  12.' Melissa Ann Curtin says:

    Califa Weiss

  13.' Gq Godsquest says:

    Great idea!

  14.' Robert L West says:

    This is great, but these innovative products don’t make it past the gate.

  15.' Boni'ta Campbell says:


  16.' Ocop Baun Nida says:

    Who design this wondeful habitat..?

  17.' Jelma Delapena says:


  18.' Dee Edwards says:

    It would be great to have more information on this tent and how much and where to buy,looked everywhere on the net and cant find it.

  19.' Maria Stephanie Strong Abella says:

    Wonderful…great idea…

  20.' Jannie Majgaard says:

    Wow smart thinking

  21.' Jay Mckee says:

    Perfect for the homeless…

  22.' Shekina Blue says:

    very cool

  23.' Dorthie Aronsen says:

    Woaw! c”,) The best íde I seen for long time!!!!

  24.' Cloud Sky says:

    Brilliant – more posts like this please

  25.' Emma Woodcock says:

    These are amazing, Sue Ross x

  26.' Jan Gupta says:

    Quodos. Noted.

  27.' Louis Williams says:

    Will love to know where I can get one

  28.' Lena Corris Buscetto says:

    And they’re very attractive too.

  29.' Sally Taylor says:

    These are brilliant. …would be nice to see some refugees with them. ..

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