Tag Archives: Hexayurt

Paul’s Pyramid

Paul Elkins is an inventive fellow. His latest experiment was to take Vinay Gupta’s Hexayurt design and reshape it into a pyramid. Rigid foam sheathing panels form the lightweight structure; duct tape and some wood help hold it together. To test the strength of the design Paul set it up on his roof for two […]

Hexayurt, Appropedia and Sustainable Living

In your wanderings on the Internet you’ve probably stumbled across the Hexayurt. It’s an emergency shelter designed by Vinay Gupta that can be built for about $200. Vinay has also been contributing to building a wealth of information on sustainable living at Appropedia.org. I’ve just started skimming the surface of this incredible resource but thought […]