The housing problem of people that suffered from natural or anthropogenic disasters and were internally or externally displaced is a subject of investigation and has a lot of different aspects to be improved. The main responders to the emergency are the people that are actually affected by it. Also, almost all of the construction works are carried out by the same people that are not skilled and do not possess any special equipment or tools. In this regard, the solutions need to be high performance and very low tech. Given that the the timing is a critical factor after crises the planning of sheltering and camps has to be carried out with high efficiency. This is one of the reasons why regardless of inherent local specificities the emergency responses tend to use the well established ubiquitous solutions. The aim of this research is to provide new methods for shelter,camp design and assessment to achieve better living conditions for the affected people.