Backpack-Shelter Raises Quality Of Life For The Homeless [Pics]
The Urban Rough Sleeper transforms into a one-person, portable retractable dwelling.
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.
Although the hybrid backpack is sold to young campers, ten percent of the profits will be used for an Urban Rough Sleeper for a homeless person.