SARASOTA — A Sarasota businessman is looking to take his housing design to the next level.
Scott Gerber, who owns Tube Dude on St. Armand Circle, is the president of Geo Shelter, a concept he says could transform shelter needs around the world.
He hold a U.S. Patent for the shelter design. The Geo Shelter requires no tools or power for construction. Gerber explains the triangles just snap together, “like Legos.” Gerber says the applications include the military, natural disaster relief and even refugee housing.
“It requires one third less materials to build it, one third less energy to heat it or cool it,” Gerber said.
Right now, Geo Shelter is in the prototype phase, but Gerber is actively seeking investors for the project. The product already has a Web site, and he also plans to start a Go Fund Me page. Geo Shelter could be ready to start production sometime in 2016.
The cost to buy one will depend on manufacturing and production variables, Gerber said.