Foam shelter from France - scale up?

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Foam shelter from France - scale up?

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:27 am ... ng-winter/

This uses closed cell polyethylene (EPE), rather than the flaky and delicate hexayurt foam (EPS?). That means it is floppier. The prototype above is small enough it has some structure. But EPE and some structure could be interesting on the playa. You would also want the foil on the outside, so how that flexes would be a good engineering problem, or a silver tarp on the outside could hold it down. Any kind of foam takes transport space, so that's a concern.
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