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Introduction to our modular disaster relief tents

What do the victims of a catastrophe need first?

- A roof over their heads for the family (group tent),
- heating for when it's cold and
- a permanent protected cooking-space.

All three requirements are united in the Relief-Tent system.
And in the appropriate areas nature even provides the tent poles and pegs.

Relief-Tent tents are noted for their low weight and low volume. They can be easily pitched - it only takes 10 minutes - and easily transported.

As in some areas the tent poles can be taken from nature only the tent canvas have to be transported, e.g. by helicopter to the victims in inaccessible areas. The rest such as poles, pegs and heating material is provided by nature. This means the people on the ground can be immediately protected from the elements, for example in mountainous regions such as it was in Turkey or Nepal in winter after an earthquake. For areas where poles cannot be taken from nature such as the steppes or deserts relief agencies can have poles made to fit the purpose and take them with them.

The Relief-Tent system is modular. This means that tents e.g. for meetings and central cooking similar to a yurt can be put together from standard canvasses, thereby ensuring communities are kept together.

The people can remain in their home areas, in their villages and the locally available resources such as water, fuel and food supplies can be used.

The people won't be uprooted and need not be collected together to be cared for and protected from the elements in refugee camps. The tent is a good substitute for a house in the interim period until homes are rebuilt. Farm work can continue ensuring the continuance of a food supply and cattle can be still be cared for.

The Relief-Tent modular system dramatically reduces the efforts of the relief agencies per victim as transport costs can be reduced by at least 50 percent.

The lightest canvas section only weighs 2.7 kg. A tent for a maximum of 8 people can be made from only four sections (10.8 kg). This means that even in areas where the poles also have to be delivered a lot of weight is saved when compared with the usual tent. This in turn means that first aid can be provided a lot more quickly and that twice as many tents can be distributed using the same transport efforts. The number of victims suffering for example from the cold is thus reduced by the same proportion.

As a result more victims can be better supplied, the efficiency of first aid and continuous aid is dramatically improved when using the Relief-Tent modular system and costs are simultaneously lowered.


Ideal for
disaster relief

protection and heat
fast to the victims
easily pitched up
What are Relief-Home and Relief-Hall?
The typical tent of the Sami People in Northern Europe, the Kåta, inspires Relief-Home, which is similar to a tipi.
The Relief-Home consists of 4 tarps and a topcover. It can be easily set up with two poles, which can be found in the woods.
Relief-Home will fit up to 8 people including some equipment.
The Relief-Hall is inspired by the Mongolian Yurt.
It consists of 6 tarps and
6 wall-tarps and a topcover.
The Relief-Hall will comfortably fit up to 24 people and some equipment.
Information on Relief-Home and Relief-Hall
Relief-Home and Relief-Hall fullfill all the requirements of a good tent. They have plenty of room inside, and are easy to set up even in inclement weather. They break down into separate pieces that can fit into a backpack, so you can transport them easily. If necessary you can easily repair any damage to the fabric with a simple needle and thread. And best of all, you can build a warm and cozy fire inside the tent.
The Relief-Home offers many advantages compared to other tents. It is large enough for up to 8 adults and you can cook inside at an open fire, which means that you'll be warm and dry inside even when it is cold and wet outside. For transport you can take it apart and distribute the pieces among group members. It is a perfect tent for small groups to live, sleep, cook or simply relax around the fire.
This is all you need to be safely protected.
Four tarps, a topcover, a few ropes and an axe to cut the tent-pegs as well as the two poles to build the Relief-Home in which up to eight people could find a cosy warm sleeping place.
© Relief-Home in winter in Norway.
When having winter temperatures it becomes very importend to have the high value of beeing protected and having the warmth of a campfire.
A stove can be used instead of an open fire. You are free to decide on one hand the comfort of a stove and on the other hand less weight and the open fire.
Feel free to decide open fire or stove, always fitting to the requirements of your tour.
Reindeer-skins (to be seen in front) are very comfortable and create a warm and cosy atmosphere.
© Relief-Home among palms.
Relief-Home is at home everywhere in the world,
from north to south, from winter to summer.
Relief-Home is a comfortable tent for all seasons.
Palms and cactuses fit to the Relief-Home as well as the forests of the polar regions.
The Relief-Hall is a suitable tent for 24 people and has all the advantages as the Relief-Home. The round shape is especially pleasing and offers room to stand upright throughout the interior. Inside the tent one feels as though one is in one's own home while at the same time being in the great outdoors. The sidewalls may be fully closed, partially raised, or even completely removed allowing the roof to serve as a rain or sun shelter. The Relief-Hall consists of triangular tarps that are used for the roof, while the side walls consist of rectangular wall-tarps.
Ideal for events and partys.
With the fire- or a an embers-cauldron in the center it is always comfortable.
Up to 4 tables, each for 8 persons can be put inside.
So there is room for 32 persons.
And there is still room for an extra table to serve food and drinks.
© The two poles keeping the complete Relief-Hall up.
That means you don't need no lattice, no rafter, no frames. Just the two large and twelve smaller poles. If you want you can expand the tent as large as you want it. Everything of the modular Kohta and Kohju system fits perfect together and you are able to build your own "little house" within half an hour.
From only two types of tarps - the triangle-tarp and the rectangle-tarp - there emerges a modular system that you can use to construct not just the Relief-Home, and the Relief-Hall, but also many other variations of tent. The range of tent styles begins with a small tent for one person and extends to large tents for events, including every use in between. Your only limit is your imagination.


Technical data
- standard-constructions -

Ø=4.64 m
space for up to 8 persons
+ 8 backbacks and campfire
it consists of 4 TTB, 1 TCHome
can be distributed among 5 backbacks
total weight Relief-Home: 11.4kg
4 TTB x 2.7kg = 10.8kg
1 TCK x 0.6kg =   0.6kg
mean weight per person:
8 persons 11.4kg / 1 person 1.4kg
6 persons 11.4kg / 1 person 1.9kg
4 persons 11.4kg / 1 person 2.8kg
Ø=max 6.86 m
35.28 m2
space for up to 24 persons
+ 24 backbacks and campfire
it consists of
6 TTB, 6 RTD, 1 TCHall
2 RTS replace 1 RTD
advantage RTS:
a single RTS can be made a canopy
height 1.3 m
length 2.6 m
space for 1 to 2 persons
it consists of 1 TTB
height 1.3 m
length 5.2 m
space for 2 to 4 persons
it consists of 2 TTB
height 1.3 m
length 7.0 m
space for 2 to 6 persons
it consists of 2 TTB, 1 RTD
Technical data
     - tarps -

Triangle-tarp - the Base tarp
Triangle-tarp TTB
bottom 2 x 180 cm
side 280 cm
weight 2.7 kg
Rectangle-tarp Double
Rectangle-tarp RTD
height 180 cm
width 2 x 180 cm
weight 2.7 kg
Rectangle-tarp Single
Rectangle-tarp RTS
height 180 cm
width 180 cm
weight 1.6 kg
Topcover Relief-Home
Topcover Relief-Home TCHome
width 140 cm
length 140 cm
weight 0.6 kg
Topcover Relief-Hall
Topcover Relief-Hall TCHall
perimeter 6 x 105 cm
weight 1.7 kg
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