As Winter is fast approaching, it is time to think about the less fortunate than us and do small acts of kindness. Many people are homeless and living on the streets and with the cold weather, finding a safe shelter is almost impossible.
A French inventor has come up with an ingenious idea of how he can improve the lives of homeless people. He designed a pop-up igloo for one person that is made from polyethylene foam and covered in aluminum foil.
This double layer ensures a secure environment, even in freezing temperatures and it keeps the air 15 degrees Celsius warmer inside. Thanks to their insulation the igloo also absorbs body heat and captures solar lighting which contributes to the indoor temperature. The igloos are very easy to transport, install and repair if damaged and the first ones have already been installed in the squats around the city of Bordeaux.
There is still a lot of need for funding to build more igloos like these as the issue of homelessness is still an ardent one in many areas of the world.