Don’t be mistaken, Our Emergency Shelters & Disaster Relief Shelters can cost as little as $600.00.

Not to much to pay for an emergency shelter with a long list of features not generally found elsewhere.

Economical ~ Scalable ~ Incredibly Tough ~ Extremely long lasting ~The ONLY shelter that becomes a permanent home ~ Insect resistant ~Does not rot ~ Most efficient to ship – Guaranteed ~ Built on site and utilizes local participation ~ Can be built by almost anyone, almost anywhere ~ Very low burn rate (almost fireproof) ~ Affordable with the price of a shelter ranging from $600.00 USD – $2,300 USD (depending on model and quantity)

disaster relief shelter

We believe an Emergency Shelter or disaster relief shelter design must be affordable, available for large and small relief projects and be superior to tents, outperform other temporary emergency shelters, portable dome shelters, and other cheap emergency shelters that are nothing more than a camping tent. Relief Shelters must also be economical to ship, easy to build and last a long time so the recipients ( usually families ) can do more than survive, they can thrive. Additional features that would be beneficial include: not rotting, being insulated, resist insects, and being tough enough to withstand the rigors of use and time.

There is almost no limit to the size of the disaster relief shelters since they are made with panels, simply adding more panels increases their size.

But maybe the most important feature for a disaster recovery shelter or emergency shelter is that it should be able to transition economically into a permanent house.  Why throw money away sending tents, then more tents and then cobbling things together that will not last?  That process is totally old school, way too expensive, takes way too long, and leaves the people you are trying to help vulnerable for a long time.


The USAID transitional shelters (estimated at nearly $5,00.00 each) requires “building simple 10-by-20- foot transitional shelters with corrugated metal roofs nailed onto wood or metal frames. Heavy-duty plastic sheeting encloses the sides, and the floor is raised slightly above the ground using crushed rubble from the quake and smooth skin of thin cement slurry.” relief web It is hard to imagine living in something like that for a decade or more.

Shelters should also be movable giving new meaning to term portable emergency shelter!  Smaller units can be moved completely assembled and larger units can be taken apart panel by panel and moved to a location designated to become the site for a permanent house.

We’re serious about doing disaster relief and recovery better.

How versatile?

IADDIC disaster shelter products are perfect in situations requiring long-lasting and low-cost shelter to be erected very quickly. Our unique construction process enables large quantities of shelters to be constructed very quickly making them ideal for: displaced person camps ~ refugee camps ~ tent cities in America ~ field shelters ~ disaster shelters ~ emergency relief shelters ~ workforce housing ~ man camps, and more. And because many times its impossible to know exactly what size and how many of each size shelter you may need, With IADDIC, you decide what type and size structures are needed when you need them.

That is why we developed the most versatile disaster relief shelter building system available today.  There is not much new about panel shelters or shelters made from sip panels.  People have been building with panels for quite some time.  The problem is panels are expensive to ship!  To combat that, we have developed a portable sip panel manufacturing system to build almost any type of shelter using panels that are made on site ~ anywhere in the world.

sip panel equipment work center

With the right setup, tens of thousands of shelters can be built very quickly.

Why Onsite Shelter Building?

Because it’s effective!  It’s economical, and just about anyone can be taught how to use the system. AND – the shelters will last decades and can transition into affordable housing in the reconstruction process. Our on-site panel production uses the same high-quality materials used in conventional Structural Insulated Panel manufacturing with thinner walls and tough skins.  The SIP panels can be made in a wide variety of sizes and with a bit of disaster preparedness planning, can be ready to produce everything from refugee camps, refugee shelters, disaster relief shelters, temporary housing, small houses, schools, clinics, and more.

Shelter Housing

These shelters can fill the needs of anyone needing temporary shelter building systems that deploy quickly and stays with the recipient for a lifetime. This is a departure from traditional disaster preparedness processes where the recipient is transitioned through many products and through the many stages of the post-disaster recovery process: From tarps, into an emergency shelter tent, possibly another round or two of tents, through a transitional shelter, and finally a house. These processes may take a decade or more to complete following large natural disasters, especially in poorer regions which often times leaves the occupants vulnerable to additional calamity.  Just look at Haiti where 9 years later many people are still living in tents. Not to mention the costs of all those products and their distribution. And the toll on people’s health and wellbeing is unmeasurable.

Emergency Shelters for The Homeless in America

Not long ago I would never have considered using our shelters for the homeless in America.  However; considering the increase in homelessness across our nation there is an argument that can be made that IADDIC Shelters could be used as hud housing for single mothers, homeless mothers and children shelters, veteran shelters and let’s not forget affordable housing. If your city needs affordable housing or is challenged by houselessness, please let us know and we will work to help in any way we can.