and Reusable Debris Homes
and in fact a good conductor so it is a bad option
for keeping the cold out - but with locals we
have found ways to work around this limitation
resistant, fire resistant, slightly shock-proof
16 sheets of 12X13 ft. corrugated tin sheets to
make one tin house. Villagers previously also
made homes with tin-sheets, wood and stone, this
comes naturally to them in some areas. They basically
need the hammering tools and were requesting sheets.
The walls are made with stone and wood that are
still in re-usable condition from their previous
The homes are made by setting a plinth and using
existing wood and stones from the old hours to
make a 12x12 room. From 2-2.5 feet from the ground
the home is lined with hardboard - and between
the steel and hardboard they stuff grass for insulation.
The front has a 3ft foot door and the back an
area built in for the fireplace.
sheets known as "chaddar" in local
sheet costs 500 PKR. Total cost of one Tin
house is approximately 10000 PKR including
transportation and accessories costs.
least 2 years, depending on how well built it
and affiliation with EHD
(Further exploring option and studying its feasibility)