24-year-old designs recyclable plastic shelters for international aid relief.

Inspired by an encounter with a homeless man, 24-year-old Australian social entrepreneur Alastair Pryor has created a foldable shelter that could become an essential tool for overseas aid relief. The “Compact Shelter” is a wind- and rain-resistant portable dwelling that can be put together, or taken apart, in under two minutes. Able to fit four people, the idea could help keep families together during times of crisis, and provide them with plenty of space and privacy.

Speaking with Gizmag, Pryor told the story of how a run-in with a homeless man in the Melbourne CBD during the cold winter months prompted the idea.

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