SHELTER TOOLKITS

SHARING DESIGNS AND IDEAS THROUGH OPEN DESIGN 

PROUDLY PRESENTING 

OUR LATEST DESIGNS 

It is our hope that by offering our designs and cut files to anyone who needs them or has the desire to help those in need that we can help change the way the homeless and displaced are provided for in the future.

Shelter 2.0 is about sharing designs and ideas, so that as a design community, bound by no borders, can begin to change the way the world thinks about design, production and accessibility.

 

 

 

Digitally fabricated transitional shelters designed by 

Bill Young and Robert Bridges.

NOTE: There are frequent and updates to all the designs. We suggest waiting until you are ready to fabricate before downloading the files, to insure that you get the latest and greatest.

Nominal 8′ x 8′ 

Nominal 10’x14’

Shelter 2.0 Materials List 

These are the rough material needs for the various Shelter 2.0 designs. Be aware that since Shelter 2.0 is an open design and created to be modified for the specific needs of the user, there are several options for things like endwalls, and finish materials like outside covering are just suggestions . 

Sheldon Assembly Instructions 

The 8’x8′ Shelter design have been released, using a new and very powerful method for toolpathing in collaboration with the fine folks at Vectric software. Vectric is the creators of the fantastic VCarve toolpathing software that we use to design and toolpath all the Shelter 2.0 designs, and for the 8×8 they have tagged the files so that they can be opened and toolpathed in their free trial version. This allows anyone to work with our files without owning CAD or CAM software.

There is also a Sheldon for Schools version of the files that was created to make it easier for schools and makerspaces to fabricate a Sheldon.

The Lima

The Lima version of Shelter 2.0 is an updated version of the original Shelter 2.0 design that simplifies the construction and shortens the cutting time. Those files are available on Github, but are definitely a work in progress so consider yourself warned!

Shellie Structure Files 

The Original  Shelter 2.0 files and MakerSpace files are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. These files can be downloaded from GitHub

Click the image to view a 3D model. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Helping people is a grassy row to hoe. And these people really know how to hoe!

Nicholas and Dominique Godfrey

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Love, love, love, your 2.0 shelters. What an amazing idea and such a great way to give back.

TERRI 

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Great shelter. I really like the way it goes together.

JOHN

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