FEMA-style Trailer Re-purposed into Solar Shelter

FEMA-style Trailer Re-purposed into Solar Shelter

Trent Johnson
Nov 3, 2008

Revitalizing my dream of greening an Airstream, this re-purposed trailer has it all when it comes to being "green", and is on exhibit at Prospect .1 New Orleans.

The project takes a basic FEMA trailer stripped of its' formaldehyde containing materials, and rebuilds it with clean technology solutions. It is powered by a 1.6 kilowatt photo-voltaic solar system with nine large solar panels which tilt upward from the trailer to face the sun. Included is also a micro-wind turbine attached to a 40-foot aluminum mast. Eight batteries store the energy, which are on display beneath a clear Lucite floor section.

On one side of the trailer, a large part of the wall folds down to a deck, allowing for the enjoyment of the outdoors. The trailer also includes recycled denim insulation, zero-VOC paints, bamboo cabinetry, CFLs throughout, aluminum siding, and reclaimed wood and floor tiles made from linseed oil.

The Emergency Response Studio will be exhibited from November 1 – January 18th across New Orleans at sites including the Global Green Visitor Center in the Lower Ninth Ward, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Lafayette Square Park in downtown New Orleans, and Tulane University.

See more at Emergency Response Studio.

Emergency Response Studio via Core77 via Ecofriend.

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