Shell House – Portable Cardboard Shelter for Homeless

Updated on January 4, 2022 in Architecture Matters

Shell House - Portable Cardboard Shelter

They call it Shell House, a collapsible cardboard shelters for the homeless persons. I’m not very sure about the nature of the project but it seems like a noble idea. These shelter are portable, light and cheap but with a catch – it is made of cardboard. Well, you’ll know what happens when it rains. Anyway, these guys or possible an individual has a website and a blog, posting the latest progress.

The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.


  1. Hi! Thanks for the Shellhouse post you made! I made these on 2007, it was my master thesis project at NYU. Let me know if you need some more info.

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