Shelter (building)

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Fishermen's shelter houses on Barreta Island, Portugal.
Northeast Park Picnic shelter
Bugac puszta, Hungary, with animal shelter and mudi
Maasai shelter, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

A shelter is a basic architectural structure or building that provides protection from the local environment.

Having a place of shelter, of safety and of retreat, i.e. a home, is commonly considered a fundamental physiological human need, the foundation from which to develop higher human motivations.

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Media related to Shelters at Wikimedia Commons