Raising Roofs

A Sri Lankan man salvages wood from the debris of tsunami-ravaged houses in Kalmunai, on Sri Lanka's east coast.

Villages lie in ruin in the country’s Ampara region.

The model above shows a 10-foot-by-12-foot veranda that can be closed in to create an extra room.

In Sri Lanka, permanent houses such as these, designed by Shelter For Life for Sri Lankans displaced by the civil war, will soon house tsunami victims.

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