The latest innovation that replaces our convenient tent is the Mod Pod. It’s a stylish shelter that became a big hit at the Burning Man’s festival last summer. But these are not just for fun. Fashioned from a single piece of laminated paperboard, they are sturdy, wind-resistant, waterproof, well insulated and require no special skills or tools to assemble—perfect to be used as a temporary housing in a war or a natural disaster. The Shade Pod is the Mod Pod’s open-air version with legs that’s perfect for lawn parties.