Emergency Shelters, Emergency Housing, Off-Grid Structures

Your Simple Shelter Emergency Home

Simple Shelters is a division of Innovative Building Technologies (IBT). Our shelter kits consist of our panels and everything needed for rapid construction in emergency and non-emergency situations. Our exclusive product can be assembled or disassembled in hours and can be easily stored.

Transporting our kits to on or off-grid sites is simple, and the assembled products can be used as either temporary or permanent structures. Our structures can also be stored for repeated use.

Economical, strong, expedient, healthy, safe.

These are just a few words that describe our product.

Our shelters are unique from any other emergency housing on the market today. Our exclusive design makes for one of the strongest home building materials ever created. Our homes and structures have been able to withstand hurricane force winds, floods, fires, and other disasters. In fact, they are fully submersible.

IBT panels have an extremely high R-value because they are insulated with a one-of-a-kind polyurethane foam that is highly flame, mold, allergen, and insect resistant. The R-value of standard insulation is 13, ours is nearly twice that, making our shelters some of the highest performing products on the market.

IBT is a not only a provider of emergency housing, we also offer other types of shelters such as cabin style homes and even ice fishing huts! The models below are our “Safe Haven” and “Harmony Home” lines which can be equipped with on or off-grid options

It’s time to go energy-efficient, go strong, and go safe. Go IBT Simple Structures!

Emergency Home and Off-Grid Shelter Features

  • We feel that our homes will last for up to 200 years! ​
  • Hurricane resistant ​
  • Earthquake resistant ​
  • Waterproof ​
  • Insect resistant
  • ​Fire resistant ​
  • Mold and fungus proof ​
  • Double the insulation value of an average home!
  • Constructed with 18 gauge steel welded panels
  • Injected with a two-part polyurethane foam
  • ​Assembles in one day
  • ​No wood in the equation
  • ​Eco-friendly​
  • Virtually indestructible​
  • International Shipping​
  • Three emergency/off-grid sizes to choose from ​
  • Three on or off-grid two bedroom homes to choose from ​  (We can build any size “safe home” to fit your needs)

Emergency and Alternative Housing Structures:

Example Models: “Qwik Home”, “Safe Haven” and “Harmony Home”

Qwik Home Emergency or Off Grid Home

Emergency Homes being expertly constructed from our structural insulated panels

Qwik Home

Qwik Homes are assembled with the fastening brackets, screws, and polyurethane adhesive caulk we provide. We are confident and proud in the structural integrity of our finished products. However, hurricane prone areas have the option of tack welding the components, e.g., roof panels to wall panels, for added structural strength.

The Qwik Home 240

  • 160 sq. ft. First Floor
  • 80 sq. ft Loft
Emergency Homes are easy to construct with structural insulated panels from IBTCurrently available for $12,500 + Tax and Shipping

OPTION: Self adjusting steel floor frame for uneven ground.

MODEL I Kit Includes:

  • (14) 4′ X 8′ Lower Exterior Building Panels
  • (4) Upper Exterior Building Panels
  • (6) Roof Panels
    • Optimum wind, moisture (flood), fire, earthquake, allergen, insect, and rodent resistance.
    • Constructed of galvanized 18-gauge recycled steel studs, injected with a two-part polyurethane closed-cell foam (Class I).
    • Eco-friendly.
    • High density ¼ inch structural magnesium board on exterior side of panel ( designed for high impact).
    • R-24 insulation value.
  • Interior Wall
    • Loose studs.
    • Top and bottom track.
  • Exterior Wall-Top and Bottom Overtrack
  • (8) Windows
  • (8) Doors and Frames
  • Tar Paper and Metal Roof
  • Fastening Brackets
  • Screws
  • Polyurethane Adhesive Caulk
Qwik Home Emergency Shelter structural insulated panels

Safe Haven Emergency or Off Grid Home

Emergency Homes being expertly constructed from our structural insulated panels

Safe Haven

“Safe Haven” homes are designed with complete simplicity in mind. The kits are ideal for emergency or other off-grid circumstances/preferences because they are easily transported and take the least amount of time to assemble and disassemble. They are so durable, they can be stored and reused, but can also serve as permanent structures that will stand the test of time.

The Safe Haven is our most economical Simple Shelter. We have three models to choose from.

Safe Haven Model I

  • 10′ X 12′ Simple Shelter
  • (Construction time: 8 hours, 2 workers)
Emergency Homes are easy to construct with structural insulated panels from IBT

MODEL I Kit Includes:

  • (6) 6′ Roof panels
  • (8) 8′ Standard panels
  • (2) 8′ X 2′ Wide panels with support and beam socket
  • (1) Egress window panel
  • (1) Door panel
  • (1) Ridge beam that fits in wall pockets
  • (1) Rubber roof, flashing, glue, fastening turnbar
  • (1) Six panel pre-hung steel door
  • (1) Egress window
  • (1) Interior steel wall
  • (1) Interior door
  • Upper and lower track fastening hardware
Ease of construction with structural insulated panels

Safe Haven Model II

  • 10′ X 16′ Simple Shelter
  • (Construction time: 10 hours, 2 workers)
Emergency Housing - Safe Haven Model II

MODEL II Kit Includes:

  • (8) 6′ Roof panels
  • (10) 8′ Standard panels
  • (2) 8′ X 2′ wide panels with support and beam pocket
  • (1) Egress window panel
  • (1) Door panel
  • (1) Ridge beam to fit wall pockets
  • (1) Rubber roof, flashing, glue, fastening turnbar
  • (1) Six panel pre-hung steel door
  • (1) Egress window
  • (1) Interior steel wall
  • (1) Interior door
  • Upper and lower track and fastening hardware
Ease of construction with structural insulated panels

Safe Haven Model III

  • 10′ X 20′ Simple Shelter
  • (Construction time: 14 hours, 2 workers)
Emergency Housing - Safe Haven Model II

MODEL III Kit Includes:

  • (10) 6′ Roof panels
  • (11) 8′ Standard panels
  • (2) 8′ X 2′ wide panels with support and beam pocket
  • (2) Egress window panels
  • (1) Door panel
  • (1) Ridge beam to fit wall pockets
  • (1) Rubber roof, flashing, glue, fastening turnbarv(1) Six panel pre-hung steel door
  • (2) Egress windows
  • (1) Interior steel wall
  • (1) Interior door
  • Upper and lower track and fastening hardware
Ease of construction with structural insulated panels

Harmony Home Emergency or Off Grid Home

Expertly constructed structural insulated panels

Harmony Home

The “Harmony Home” is designed with families or multiple tenants in mind. Separate sleeping quarters and a larger living area offers a “harmonious” environment with “personal” space. All have the same interior 20′ X 20′ floor plan with three exterior models to choose from, including one with a flat roof.

Expertly constructed structural insulated panels

Exterior Model I

  • Covered front porch.
  • Lean-to roof over porch.
Ease of construction with structural insulated panels

Exterior Model II

  • Covered front porch.
  • Open Gable roof over porch.
Ease of construction with structural insulated panels

Exterior Model III

  • Covered porch off of bedroom.
  • Lean-to roof over porch.
Ease of construction with structural insulated panels

You can count on us for:

  • Structural Insulated Panel Options For Homes and Businesses
  • Structure Design Assistance
  • Emergency and Family Housing Kits
  • Off-grid Structure Options
  • and Much More…

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