OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

TO ALL ORGANISATIONS DISTRIBUTING TARPAULINS
OR SHELTER KITS IN NEPAL

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The shelter response is moving towards providing families with the resources to enable them to build dignified shelters that they can live in while rebuilding their homes.

In less than one hour I can instruct your team or community how to build these simple but strong reciprocal frame (RF) bamboo shelters.

Key advantages for NEPAL of this new type of reciprocal frame shelter:

1. EFFICIENCY ( uses 33% less bamboo, 33% less transport cost)
2. RAPID BUILD ( requires no special skills so any family can build)
3. INSULATION (cooler in Nepal summer or warmer at altitude)

FOR ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT:

Shaun Halbert at shaunvet@hotmail.co.uk
or telephone 0044 7890401558

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Bamboo frame shelters using tarpaulins Nepal:

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1. DOUBLE SHELTER

Key points:

* Rapid assembly, poles do not have to be sunk into the
ground
* Large covered space over 20sqm and height over 2 metres

* One or both sides of this shelter can be elevated onto posts
or a wall
* Both sides of this roof can support heavy insulation or foliage
making it cooler than a tent
* Its ability to be insulated means it could be used at altitude
or in Nepal's winter
* One third less transportation costs than traditional shelters

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2. DOUBLE ELEVATED SHELTER

Key points:

* Same as the double shelter but with posts sunk into the
ground
* Provides dignified well ventilated living space
* The two roof frames can be assembled on the ground and
then simply lifted into position so aerial work is minimal.

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Double elevated shelter

3. SINGLE ELEVATED SHELTER

Key points:

* Ideal as a cooler smaller emergency shelter, however it
may also be most suited to use as a shelter that can be
insulated in Nepal's cold winter or at altitude.
* Only two poles need to be sunk into the ground.
* In this example a simple awning arrangement has been
lowered down on the left side.

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Single elevated shelter

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Full details on how to build these shelters can be found in the following report:

All these shelters were recently built by Red Cross volunteers using the IFRC shelter kit.

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