Relief Housing Unit (RHU)

A resistant shelter that arrives with all parts in a flatpack and is easy to assemble for immediate safety and dignity in emergency response.
All in a box

The RHU is the last safety net when nothing else works. Residents can move into a dignified shelter from start.


Multi-sectoral use in different contexts and climates. Can be upgraded overtime to prolong lifespan.

Dignified, safe, temporary

While temporary, the RHU offers conflict and disaster affected families a higher level of safety, protection and dignity.

The RHU comes in two flatpacks with all the parts needed for assembly: lightweight roof and wall panels, a lockable door, and a solar-powered lamp and charger. This makes it possible for organisations and residents to assemble and use the shelter on the same day it is received.

The assembly parts are standardised and simple to use, making projects easy to plan and finish on schedule. The shelter offers protection and can be used for various purposes like family accommodation, health services, education, and community activities.

Features and measurements

Lockable door

4 windows

4 ventilations

Semi-rigid, opaque roof and wall panels

Steel frame mounted with ground anchors

PV system & portable lamp


5 year shelf life

Min 3 years lifespan for panels

Min 10 years for frame

4-6 hrs assembly time by team of 4

Up to 140 units assembled per day

Sphere minimum standards


17.5 sq. m / 188.4 sq. feet

(H) 2.83 m x (L) 5.68 m x (W) 3.32 m

(H) 9.2 ft. x (L) 18.6 ft. x (W) 10.9 ft.


160 kg / 352.7 lb. (shelter 140 kg / packaging 20 kg)

  • 28m/s or 101km/h wind resistance
  • Passes artificial rain test with no leakage
  • Minimum 2-minute escape time
  • Withstands 10kg/m2 snow load

20 DC container: 17 units

40 DC container: 36 units

40 HC container: 48 units

Truck: 52 units

We ship via air, road and sea from Poland, Panama and Türkiye. Contact us for more information.

Wall panels
Roof panels
Floor sheet

Assembly overview

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Technical information

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