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Nev House [SMART 100, 2016]

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1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation initially came to life when…

Passionate about cleaning up plastics in the ocean, world-famous surfboard designer Nev Hyman pivoted to developing uses for recycled plastics. This journey led Nev to the formation of a core team, identifying that the product buzz was to provide affordable homes. Today, the company mission is simply, ‘Housing Humanity.’

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

Provide low cost homes, school classrooms, medical clinics and other structures are made from recycled materials. These places of sanctuary can built in just 5 days and are functional either on or off the power grid.

It does this by…

Nevhouse takes the waste that we throw away and turns it into affordable shelter.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

Built 5 times faster and 3/4 the cost of conventional housing solutions using recycled materials.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

Safety : Category 5 cyclone rating
Affordability : A better “Private Sector Development” solution for governments, NGOs (and DFAT) than conventional options.
Employment: Development strategy includes training SouthPacific people to deliver on emerging contracts.

Waste Reduction : recycling&commodity creation

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Building culturally inappropriate housing using bricks, cement and western designs.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

Large Housing development companies that import materials and labor; and build pollution producing cement plants.

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

Paying customers are governments, charities, and large NGO / Institutions working in Private Sector Development, particularly in the 3rd world. End beneficiaries are territories, councils, communities and families in need.

It is available for sale through…

nevhouse

Our marketing strategy is to…

On 23rd of April we complete proof of concept through the charitable delivery of 15 safe houses, classrooms and a medical clinic on tanna Island, Vanuatu. completion and ribbon cutting celebration will be on 23rd April.

FINE PRINT: This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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