Backpack-Shelter Raises Quality Of Life For The Homeless [Pics]

Backpack-Shelter Raises Quality Of Life For The Homeless [Pics]
Design

The Urban Rough Sleeper transforms into a one-person, portable retractable dwelling.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 12 july 2013

Created by industrial designer Ragnhild Lübbert Terpling, a graduate of the Kolding School of Design, the Urban Rough Sleeper is a backpack that converts into a single occupant retractable shelter.

According to the project writeup on Terpling’s design studio Good Design, the backpack was inspired by real-life experiences of the homeless. The backpack aims to address the basic needs of homeless people–storage, mobility and shelter.

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