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CloudHauz Corp. Announces Availability of Emergency Shelters
As fire and hurricane season hit hard across the US and fallout from COVID-19 is displacing more and more families each month, CloudHauz, Corp. today announced the immediate availability of The CloudHauz Defender™ series of shelters and ADUs.
The Defenders come in four models: 8x12 8x16, 8x18 and 8x20 feet options, and can be built on a trailer frame, on cement piers or on a simple concrete slab foundation. Prices start at $15,500 and units can be ordered and shipped directly to site locations such as coliseums, campgrounds, fairgrounds, backyards, driveways and parking lots anywhere around the globe. At the core of every shelter is a patented prefabricated and modular SIP (structural Insulated Panels) that fortifies the dwellings from fire, hurricane and earthquake damage, as well as pest infestation (mold/rot, termites, rodents).
“We want to get our dwellings out to evacuation sites as soon as possible,” said Lisa Copass, CEO and Founder of CloudHauz. “We’re asking organizations to contact us so we can organize efforts to distribute shelters. We are also using this opportunity to say as a nation and a planet we must pivot our thinking in terms of climate change and building safe and durable shelter – for all, not just some. Building dwellings of the future, that are safe, quick to construct and resistant to climate disruption, needed to happen years ago, but there is no time like the present to start and CloudHauz is making this possible with advanced construction technology.”
Copass added that CloudHauz has been in early discussion with several municipalities and is open to working with housing and emergency shelter authorities across the country to distribute shelters that will be far safer in future disasters.
CloudHauz shelters arrive in kits of prefabricated SIPs (structural insulated panels) ready to “click” and “screw” into place – the SIPs can be constructed by two people in 16-24 hours with just a power screwdriver. Plumbing, electrical, solar panels, windows, doors, exterior siding and interior finishings are sold separately as upgrades and according to customer desired needs.
CloudHauz dwellings are safe and designed for human habitation unlike some solutions being used for shelters and ADUs like Tuff Sheds that use carcinogenic-infused wood – both dangerous especially if a fire breaks out. CloudHauz Defender units run between $15,500 and $60,000 compared to the FEMA trailers in 2005, which on average cost $65,000 and were never used again due to toxic molds.