Winter is coming soon and with it comes a bitter problem the world has yet to resolve – homeless people. The winter is hard on all of us, but especially on the homeless. Those less fortunate than us must live in the cold weather outside with not a shelter in sight. In a time when governments do nothing about it, one French engineer committed himself to find a solution. And a brilliant solution he found indeed.
Temperatures in Europe can drop down pretty much in the winter. With thousands of vagrants on the streets of France, Geoffroy de Reynal, an architect who specializes in vitality building, found a way to keep all of them warm.
The architect invented a unique igloo-like mobile home that can easily be deployed on the streets and shelter the homeless from the cold weather. The structure is made with polyethylene froth and covered by aluminum foil. Inside, it is covered by two layers which keep it nice and warm.
Called the “Iglou”, De Reynal’s invention was met with positive reaction from the public and fellow architects. The tent can be fixed and is waterproof and recyclable. Governments should really invest in this idea or similar. The Iglou was already tested in Bordeaux and the results were amazing.
De Reynal restored our faith in humanity and once again showed that there are simple ways to help those in need. If only governments were focused on these solutions rather than war, the world would be a much safer and better place to live.