shelter & cart for junk collectors shelter & cart for junk collectors
aug 10, 2008

shelter & cart for junk collectors

designers barry sheehan and gregor timlin have teamed up to create ‘shelter cart’, a mobile living unit for junk collectors. the unit is designed to provide shelter at a night and also serve as a receptacle for collecting. the lightweight unit simply tips over to provide shelter and the user can configure the adjustable roof. although the design does help homeless people earn an income, the designers understand that it is not a permanent solution and more a way to raise awareness. the design was originally conceived of for designboom’s ‘shelter in a cart’ design competition.

http://www.gregortimlin.com

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  • Hey, if I’ve got to sleep in the same cart that I also collected trash in, I might as well do it with modern aesthetic in mind.

    TheGadfly says:
  • What do they do with the items they’ve collected when they want to sleep in it?

    dynahthirst says:
  • This is one of most badly thought out problem solution thinks I have ever seen. I t is a giant gimic with no point or need.

    richard says:
  • This is the brilliant idea for the homeless. I hope it’s lightweight. It doesn’t have to be thick.
    The lighter is the better. Also the wheels and the handle should be folded when not in use.
    God bless!

    John says:
  • Hi, this is John again. I think they can be sliding in and out. They should have the strong safety lock system for those.
    Sorry for my English. I’m a Korean.
    Thank you.

    John says:
  • Seems like a cool concept. But I’m having a hard time believing that it could be manufactured at a cost that would be appealing to a homeless person. If it’s going to cost more than a ham sandwich then it’s just not worth investing it to replace their cardboard box.

    Josh says:

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