Cheap Simple Shelter





Introduction: Cheap Simple Shelter

About: i am a carpenter ,i love to build or to make it work .sure it would be easier to buy things but where is the satisfaction in that

very easy to make



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    This project looks awesome but there isn't enough documentation of you actually making it to be a full Instructable. There are two things which you could do. 1) If you happen to have images of you making your project you can create some more steps, add those additional photos into your Instructable and then republish your Instructable. 2) If you don't have any more pictures of you working on your project, that's ok too. That just means that your project is better suited to be submitted as a slideshow. Your images are already in your library, and you can use the same text that you have already written for your Instructable so it should only take a few minutes to create your slideshow and show the world what you made! Thanks for your submission and let me know if you have any questions along the way.

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    why wont this show up in a search ?

    There is not enough instructional content to make this an actual Instructable. Please submit this as a slideshow.

    thanks ill set it up and take more pics

    Yeah; maybe more instructions but I get the idea. Thanks for sharing your idea & inspiring me.

    Cheap, Fast and looks very professional job
    Thanks to shear this idea.

    If you used bigger tarps or multiple tarps overlaped then you could ziptie some to the end put in a stove jack and have a nice winter wall tent

    How did you fasten the tarp to the hoops on each end?

    Ortho you have a fantastic idea going here, it just needs to be fleshed out a bit. Where did you get your materials? Could you show us step by step how to make this? I would love to make my own!

    use clear plastic and put ends on it, it will qualify as a greenhouse. seems almost that it doesnt need much more explaining, except maybe where u can come up with the "hoops" on the cheap anyway.....

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    That's what I was thinking! This would make a wonderful greenhouse.

    So I am guessing you painted six pieces of 14" rebar yellow, sharpened one end somehow, pounded the other end into the ground with a sledge hammer, and then bent the 3 pieces of 10-foot long conduit into hoops somehow, and then popped the conduit over the rebar stakes to hold it upright. Then you laid the tarp over it all and ran a rope under the middle of the tarp, wrapping around each conduit pole to help keep them upright in position and at each end, you attached the rope through the tarp grommets and then to another piece of rebar you bent into a loop (total of two more pieces of rebar), keeping it all tight. So, now my questions, 1.) How did you bend the conduit? 2.) How did you sharpen the rebar into points to make it easier to pound into hard dirt? 3.) How tall was the whole thing inside, can adults stand up in it ( I am guessing not) 4.) Why didn't you just use the tent stakes that are spikes (not the crappy aluminum pins or plastic sand stakes) pr playground swingset anchors that screw in to the ground for the two end stakes that you tie ropes to? 5.) How do you transport this -- how wide/high is the conduit when it is bent -- I can see you getting it into a truck or open ATV trailer but everything I go camping with needs to fit through my camping trailer door without much room to wiggle it through. 6. Any idea how much it all weighs? I've used ropes and tarps tied to trees for canopies but I like this idea of making a semi-permanent shelter in places where there aren't any trees -- thanks for the instructable.

    i like the takes the army lean-to shelter to a new level.

    i think there's enough info, just take clearer pics