Semi-permanent shelter is a term used to describe shelters that can be built quickly, but remain dependable in times of disaster. These tent structures can be used for a variety of purposes, from on-site medical care and food distribution to military headquarters and temporary lodging. They protect people from harsh elements while providing them with some type of privacy and comfort over time. A semi-permanent structure can be built on almost any surface. Concrete, dirt, grass, or sand are all surfaces that can support a semi-permanent structure from Liri Tent


What is a semi-permanent shelter?

A semi-permanent shelter is a temporary structure that can be used for any given amount of time, as it is needed. It’s more durable than a tent and offers more structural integrity. Unlike a permanent building, these structures can be built and taken down with little to no equipment. Additionally, semi-permanent shelters come in different styles and sizes to fit your exact needs. Despite being a convenience to build, all of the Liri Tent structures are made of the highest grade extruded and anodized aluminum (6061/T6) and galvanized steel fittings. These temporary building structures are available on short notice and can be assembled quickly on almost any surface, making them perfect choices for disaster relief or other situations where you need immediate shelter.


Why offer semi-permanent shelter structures?

A semi-permanent shelter is a place where people can go after a disaster. For some people, these structures could be the only resource they have and the only glimmer of hope or relief in an emergency situation. 

In the aftermath of a disaster, there won’t always be hotels available for everyone who needs them. Some people may not have anywhere else to go–they may lose their homes or apartments in the disaster itself, or they could be displaced by flooding from another part of town. They may also be afraid to stay in their homes because they’re worried about more disasters happening soon (like earthquakes).

Temporary outdoor structures allow these people to get out of harm’s way while still providing some protection from weather conditions that might make life difficult if they were living outdoors without any kind of housing at all. Semi-permanent structures also offer shelter to resources needed for these displaced individuals. Safe and sturdy clearspan tents can not only offer structures for storm shelters but long-term warehouses and supply distribution. 

Our structures are manufactured using 25 oz double PVC coated polyester and meet U.S. National Fire Protection Agency’s highest standards and State Fire Marshal inspections. Additionally, tent accessories can be added to offer more protection from the elements. For example, our modular roof covers can be easily replaced if damaged, and rain gutters and air conditioners make conditions more comfortable and dry. 


Who may need to build semi-permanent shelters?

Many different clients can find semi-permanent shelters useful in the event of a disaster. Local governments can use these structures as information stands and first responders’ command centers. Non-profit organizations and faith-based organizations could find these structures useful in offering supplies, food distribution, and family services. Additionally, businesses that have equipment to protect can use these temporary tent structures as warehouse solutions and even temporary office space if needed. 


How do I order a semi-permanent shelter?

Ordering a semi-permanent structure from Liri Tent is easier than you think. In exploring the Liri Tent website,, you can browse through all of our clearspan tent offerings for both disaster relief purposes and more. You will be able to search by tent design, tent structure size, and tent solutions. In looking through our different solution pages you will be able to request a quote for the tent structures you’re most interested in.

If you’re not sure where to start you can always use the contact form to gather more information about our structures and chat with a real Liri Tent representative. Additionally, we contribute blog posts about specific tent structures and their best use cases. If you’d like to speak to a representative during regular business hours, please call (866) 829-7203.


A semi-permanent outdoor shelter can help save lives in disaster situations

A semi-permanent shelter can cause immediate relief in disastrous times. Liri Tent clearspan structures are a cost-effective solution to providing shelter on almost any surface, in almost any size. With structures that fit the needs of any situation; our top-quality disaster relief structures will save time and money and provide a safe and reliable solution for victims and aid workers. 

We hope this article has provided you with the information you need to decide if a semi-permanent shelter is right for you. If you have more questions and want to find out more about Liri Tent structures, please contact us today.