practical shelter innovation for disaster relief

Simple kit

The kit is lightweight (17.6 Kg) and compact for easy transportation.


  • 20 identical interlocking steel poles

    •   Length determines size of shelter
      • Two standard 6m x 4m plastic tarpaulins

        •   Or any equivalent plastic sheeting
          • 24 metres of 6mm polypropylene rope

              • 40 metres of sisal or polypropylene twine

                  • 4 to 6 steel fixings for rope attachment and anchorage

Bamboo kit

The bamboo kit requires even less components than the steel kit. 

  • 7 bamboo poles ( 2 x 2 metres, 4 x 3 metres and 1 x 4 metres )

      • Two standard 6m x 4m plastic tarpaulins 

          • 24 metres of rope (minimum 6mm)

              • Twine, rope or rubber strips as available for cross lashing

                  • 2 pegs for guy rope anchoring

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