After the January 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti, we saw an opportunity to help. We designed the Safe T Home®, measuring 18-feet in diameter and made entirely of metal, making it resistant to termites and moisture. They are also virtually earthquake proof. Each home can sleep 10 or more and features a double-roofed system that displaces heat, a full-size, lockable steel door, two windows that can be locked from within and a water collection system. The Safe T Home® is built to withstand strong winds. In 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti with winds in excess of 145 mph and all 200 of the homes prevailed with just minor damage. In contrast, the vast majority of traditional homes in the area were destroyed. Each Safe T Home® was able to hold up to 60 people in order to ride out the storm. The Safe T Home® has a life expectancy of 75 years and can be assembled on-site with simple hand tools. Safe T Home® units have been built in the United States, Peru, Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, and Ivory Coast but the majority of Safe T Home® units are purchased for Haiti.
The Sukup Safe T Home® is a patented engineered structure that is suitable for all phases of recovery effort. They are quick and easy to construct, making them ideal for emergency situations. The all-steel construction makes the Sukup Safe T Home® perfect for longer-term use, since they are weather-proof, fire-proof, and termite-proof. They are also movable, making them well-suited to transitional shelter needs. The round shape of the Safe T Home® allows the unit to withstand high winds. They are also virtually earthquake-proof.