Survival Guide - Dust Settles: Shelter Level 2
Shelter 2s will hold more people on the same amount of land as a shelter 1 and also have no daily costs. This means that typically, shelter 2s are preferred as the starting shelter in order to preserve land for other uses. Like any other shelter, you will have a 1 building supply per shelter cost during the winter until you can build more advanced heating methods.
You will erect new shelter 2s using the Construct screen as you would for any other building. You might want to keep around some extra shelters in order to have space for the occasional wandering group of survivors. These people will usually stay if you have enough space to house them, but if you are lacking even by 1 bed, they will continue on their way.
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Shelter 2s are a starting building and thus do not need to be opened through
Though very slightly more expensive than shelter 1s, shelter 2s are more space
efficient and thus will provide you with more shelter space on less land. Since
shelter 2s have no daily costs and no staffing requirements, you can build as
many shelters as you have the land and initial supplies for if you so desire.
This is not advised, though.
Your only displays regarding shelter 2s can be found on the top
bar. Here you have two counters, one which shows how much shelter space
you have total vs. how much is available and the other which shows what percent
of your total shelter space is full. Since shelters have no staffing cost, there
is no reason to unstaff them, thus the Construct screen's table showing your
buildings will only show you how much each of your buildings will hold.
Special Considerations When Demolishing:
When you decide to upgrade to shelter level
3s, you will have to keep your shelter 2s and any shelter 1s until the other
buildings are constructed. You cannot leave your people without shelter, even
if you are constructing more. You cannot demolish
shelters that have people in them, even if it is only a single person.