Lifetime's EcoHousing Initiative - Mass-Produced Shelters for Disaster Relief

Lifetime's EcoHousing Initiative -     Mass-Produced Shelters for Disaster Relief

Lifetime's EcoHousing Initiative - Mass-Produced Shelters for Disaster Relief

Two weeks ago,  Lifetime unveiled its latest product - the EcoHouse.  Just so you know, this isn't our normal type of product that is available for consumers to purchase in retail stores.   Nope, the Lifetime EcoHouse will be manufactured and distributed to provide housing for impoverished or disaster-stricken areas.  Pretty cool, huh?

So, what makes this shelter so revolutionary?  Well, first off, it's a 377 sq ft building that ships on four pallets and can be assembled in only 72 man hours.  And, it can be built with sustainable electric, plumbing, and waste management -  which means households have no need to pay for utilities!   Perfect for disaster-stricken and impoverished areas.  The shelter can be configured in multiple ways for use as a four-room home, a school, clinic, dining area, or meeting area. 

Why are we calling it the EcoHouse?  Well, it's an housing solution that's both economical (low-cost, maximized packaging for shipping, easy to assemble) and ecological (made from 100% recyclable materials, uses minimal resources to construct, no grid utilities required).   The EcoHouse is manufactured  100% in the USA and is made of steel-reinforced, double-wall High-Density Polyethylene.  Simple translation -  the shelter never needs painting;  is UV protected; won't crack, chip or peel; and is flame resistant.  And, the powder-coated steel is weather and rust resistant. 

So far, the EcoHouse is being used for housing in impoverished areas of Mexico, through distribution with Lifetime's partner company EcoReaccion.   However, Lifetime is launching a formal EcoHousing Initiative to research even more partnerships to help distribute the shelter to other areas around the world with housing crises, including possibly Haiti.  Lifetime has always prided itself on innovation …and now they taking that innovation and expertise to a new level by using it to make a positive humanitarian difference, too.

If you want full details about the EcoHouse, visit go.lifetime.com/ecohouse.

 

Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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Comments

Michael Mollinet

2/18/2010 2:02:55 PM

This is awesome!  What a wonderful idea.  I would love to be involved.

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Steve Beck

4/8/2010 6:37:08 PM

How can I purchase one?

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