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Memory Shelter Manual

Please follow the timeline below.

Building the shelter with wooden sticks.


if you have mainly leftover material

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The Column

Firstly, we can use the leftover wood to build a column. This column will become the main structure of the shelter.

The column

1. Set up foundation

Cut the wood into length 50-40 cm.

Put the same hight of 2 wooden sticks parallelly.

At the same time, insert the ㄩ shape metalware underneath the wooden sticks.


2. Stacking

Stacking the wooden sticks into a tower

the height of a tower is depending on your body height. 

It can go max. 230cm.

If you have an uneven shape of wooden sticks.
Here is the solution.


3. Fix the top

Install hardware on the top four sticks of the tower.


4. Tied it up

Connecting the upper end and the lower end of the wire in the middle of the column.


Pass the metal wire through the hole on the upper metalwares. 

Pull it down from inside. 

Pass the wire through the hole on the lower metal wares.



5. Connect the wire with a turnbuckle

The upper end of the wire goes through the aluminum sleeves first, then goes through-hole of turnbuckles.

Fix the loop by using wire crimp to crimp the aluminum sleeves. Repeat it again on the bottom part of turnbuckles

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Turning the middle part of turnbuckle until the metal wire is tightened 

6. Apply to another side


The video of building progress

Day 1

With a column, we can create a basic living place for a few days.

Day 1

1. Furniture

Use the column as a foundation.

Insert the wooden stick into the void of the column.

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Coat Rack


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01. Roof panel


02. wooden stick


02-1. Wire


03. wall panel


04. metalware

2. Roof

The roof panel(01) is fixing by the wooden sticks (02). 


The wooden sticks connect to the wall panel(03) with the wire(02-1).


The weight of the wall panel creates a compression force on the top of the column. It makes the roof panel become stable.

3. Wall

The wall panels are hanging by the wire. Using the metalware(04) to connect the 4 panels. 

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Day 2~4

Day 2~4

Continuing building up the other 4 columns, meanwhile you can still live in a place with one column.

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First Shelter


4 columns

Day 5

After building up 4 columns, you can start to creat a bigger living place.


1. Roof

Use the column as a foundation.

Insert the wooden stick into the void of the column.

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Higher roof (stick)



Lower roof (stick)

Make a knot on the rope at both sides of the fabric.

Rope connect to a bag of stone (or heavy stuff)

2. Wall

Use the column as a foundation.

Insert the wooden stick into the void of the column.

According to different materials, the construction method would be different. Here we separated the material into two categories:

Soft Material

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Hard Material

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Day 6

Connect your space with others, creating a small community.

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