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Temporary shelter · Permanent housing · Basic knowledge in construction · Home appliances · Safety

Temporary shelter

Temporary shelter
Temporary shelter
Living in a temporary shelter should be the exception to the rule, but many people are forced to stay weeks, months, or even years in tents or simple houses. Low budget construction activities and simple construction technologies to improve housing are discussed in this chapter. (To improve water and sanitation facilities in camps, see the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene portal.)

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Tents · GI/steel sheets · Rain protection


Permanent housing

Permanent Housing
Permanent Housing
This chapter covers improving stability of housing in locations with various risks for natural disasters according to standards defined by international development organizations. Even simple steps can decrease the risk of collapse of buildings during natural disasters.

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Standards · Earthquake-proof building · Building on flood plains · Storm-proof building

Basic knowledge in construction

Construction materials
Construction materials
Whatever construction materials might be available, it is essential to use them correctly. This chapter covers basic construction strategies using different construction materials.

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Construction materials · Tools · Brick constructions · Brick kinds · Wooden constructions · Concrete constructions · Statics


Home appliances

This chapter shows simple ways to construct home appliances that are necessary for living and/or which can increase living standards. It also helps users prioritize the most important things if you are forced to go on the run.

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Ovens · Cooking stoves · Home appliances on the run

Safety

To protect your home against thievery, robbery, and other crime is the first issue in this chapter. The second issue is how to prepare for emergencies.

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Emergency kits


Public buildings

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Standards ·


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