This unique bamboo shelter can save lives:

reducing dehydration and hypothermia

By simply lifting its reciprocal frame roof onto posts the emergency shelter can be ugraded to a larger more dignified shelter in less than one hour.

The ReciproBoo emergency shelter supports heavy insulation. This makes it cooler in the tropics and warmer than any tent in severe winters.

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Myanmar Red Cross build ReciproBoo bamboo shelters

September 2015

"Today, there is still no frame available for supporting the thousands of tarpaulins that are delivered by aid agencies when disaster strikes"

The ReciproBoo Shelter Kit (RSK) provides an innovative solution to this problem.

It uses 33% less bamboo than any other shelter resulting in huge saving on transportation costs.

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to see how to build this shelter

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Seeds Asia in Myanmar

The next step is to set up shelter Disaster Preparedness Programmes (DPP) for communities at risk.

partner us to make it happen

philanthropist / entrepreneur

organisation or individual

Overview of ReciproBoo shelter

Why is the ReciproBoo Shelter Kit (RSK) so different?

The ReciproBoo Shelter Kit (RSK) is an upgradeable shelter... not a tent

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Red Cross video shows why the RSK is needed.
These shelters in Haiti would not have collapsed if they had been built with a reciprocal roof.

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