Lifeshelter An innovative approach to creating impact in a global crisis

Lifeshelter are sustainable and dignified low-cost shelter solutions for refugees and IDPs. The company behind the solutions was founded in 2012 with the vision to improve living standards for the millions of people that each year are forced from the safety of their own homes.

The value propositions offered by Lifeshelter which makes it unique compared to most of the existing shelter solutions is that it is a long-term and sustainable solution. The project eliminates the major relief waste challenges related to tents and tarp based shelter solution, it removes the need for wood and scarce local natural resources, reduces the need for heating and cooling, has a price only slightly higher than a tent and a lifetime cost which is significantly lower. It can be produced locally and thereby contribute to local growth, and it greatly improves the living conditions for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Fundraising

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Idea

We only have a longer pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the world.
We only have a longer pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the world.

The developed business concept includes the local production of two shelter types, a family shelter of 18 square meters with an expected life span of minimum 15 years and a classroom shelter of 40 square meters with an expected life span of minimum 25 years. The customer segments will primarily be NGOs, governments and the UN.

Team

We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

Evershelter has two full-time employees; arc.eng. & founder Jakob Christensen and economist Eivind Reihs Hegnar. Our current investors and board of directors are actively supporting our work on a weekly basis, and we have three strong partners in DRC, DTU and Rockwool.


Product

We have a working product or service. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the <abbr title="Intellectual property (IP) rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to creations of the mind.">IP</abbr> for the product.
We have a working product or service. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the IP for the product.

Evershelter has until now focused on development of products. Now our product is fully developed, the sustainable benefits have been described, local production has been tested successfully in Denmark, and we have a lead on a specific business opportunity in Tanzania.

Revenue

We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We have identified one or more revenue streams. We have a cash-flow prognosis. We plan to monetise our offering in the next phase.
We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We have identified one or more revenue streams. We have a cash-flow prognosis. We plan to monetise our offering in the next phase.

Two main sales channels: 1. Direct sale of either individual shelters or full-scale camp projects to authorities or donors 2. To become an approved UNHCR/UNICEF solution, and part of shelter directory Evershelter estimates that it is realistic to establish at least 5 local production sites, and achieve a 5% market share over the next 5 years, equalling an annual turnover of $34.155.000 in 2022. Break-even volume is expected to be 1.800 family shelters or 500 classroom shelters.


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

1. Implementing a local production cell will increase the number of available jobs and contribute to a more skilled workforce. 2. An improvement in living conditions and a decent learning environment will lead to an overall improvement in health 3. Enviromentally sustainable refugee camps 4. The beneficiaries are involved in setting up shelters

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

A fully implemented pilot project in a refugee camp with following impact: • 10,000 refugees having improved living conditions with increased resilience to climate change • 5,000 children going to school in sustainable classrooms conducive to learning • 150 - 250 local jobs created • 1,632,000 CO2/kg reduced CO2 emissions • 1,200,000 kg of plastic waste avoided • 1,440 m3 wood saved = reduced deforestation • Huge economic savings • Increased skilled workforce • Beneficiaries not aid-dependant

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

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