Got Milk? Or a Milk Crate Shelter?

Wow. Someone sure must have liked drinking milk. A LOT of MILK! A few years ago, a group of LAU (Lebanese American University) students used ordinary milk crates and zip ties to build an emergency shelter. These milk cartons are the same ones you can find anywhere in the world.

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Why milk crates? Milk crates are sturdy. They click together for easy assembly. They can be built into walls. These students cleverly figured a way to make milk crates into ceilings too.

It seems like a clever solution to the challenge posed to these students to build an inexpensive and easy to build structure for people who need housing in a hurry – like after a natural disaster, or perhaps for homeless people.

Do you like milk or have any other good ideas?

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