After the January 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti, we saw an opportunity to help. We designed the Safe T Home®, measuring 18-feet in diameter and made entirely of metal, making it resistant to termites and moisture. They are also virtually earthquake proof. Each home can sleep 10 or more and features a double-roofed system that displaces heat, a full-size, lockable steel door, two windows that can be locked from within and a water collection system. The Safe T Home® is built to withstand strong winds. In 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti with winds in excess of 145 mph and all 200 of the homes prevailed with just minor damage. In contrast, the vast majority of traditional homes in the area were destroyed. The Safe T Homes® were able to hold up to 60 people in each home to ride out the storm. The Safe T Home® has a life expectancy of 75 years and can be assembled on-site with simple hand tools. Safe T Homes® are also located in Africa and Peru.
Galvanized Sidewall Sheets
Water Collection Potential
Double Roof Structure
Safety and Security
There are three different anchoring options for the Safe T Home®. The structures can be secured to non-penetrable surfaces using the ballast boxes, which are standard on every Safe T Home®. Ballast boxes can be filled with whatever material is available on site (brick, rock, gravel, dirt, etc.). They can also be anchored to a concrete slab or secured to ground using soil penetrating anchors.
Basic Hand Tools*
Each shipment can come complete with everything needed to erect a complete Safe T Home®. Homes are shipped as one unit and assembled on-site with basic hand tools. A center pole for erection is also optional. All sidewall and roof sheets have the bolt holes pre-punched and aligned. Every home is manufactured with advanced roll forming equipment to ensure close tolerances for a high quality shelter. *Required hand tools are standard with homes for humanitarian efforts.
- Hand tools come standard for humanitarian efforts (501(c)(3)) and are optional on for-profit orders.
- 10 units fit in a standard shipping container.
- No special equipment is needed to transport a Safe T Home®.
- Solar panel with light attachment is optional.
- Ballast Boxes can also be used as garden boxes for flowers or plants.
- Scaffolding and 6 ft. step ladder helpful to erect (not included).
Options & Accessories
- Water collection receptacles
- Solar panel for lighting and an outlet for charging cell phones
- Tools for erection