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4 pole bamboo roof

This is the basic roof unit that can be used for transitional shelter construction.

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Take the ReciproBoo roof frame

Replace the ropes and ridge pole with bamboo poles

Repace the central reciprocal frame poles with bamboo poles

4 pole

The following diagrams show two options for using this frame for roof construction.

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Two units used as a framework to support an inclined roof.

Two units used to form a framework for a pent roof .

The units are easily inclined against each other and then lifted onto low supporting walls. Additional lateral poles are then added to complete the framework.
The whole roof can then be cladded with batons, made waterproof with a plastic sheet and then covered with reeds or cut bamboo.

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