Survival Guide - Dust Settles: Shelter Level 3
Shelter level 3s are you biggest, most advanced homes. For the first time since
the apocalypse, your people will have a solid roof over their head and at least
rudimentary indoor plumbing. This means that shelter 3s have a daily disposable
cost, so you may want to hold construction on these shelters until you can make
your own disposables.
Shelter level 3s will hold at least 20 people per building. The only drawback, at least at the beginning, is the daily disposable cost. Though this does not bother some people, you might want to consider constructing shelter 3s after you can build recycling plants. Shelter 3s will cut down on your winter supplies costs since you will need fewer shelters to hold the same number of people. Remember, keeping a few extra shelters around is a good idea because the groups of survivors that occasionally wander by your camp will not stay if you have too little shelter.
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Shelter 3s are a starter building and do not need to be opened through research.
Because shelter 3s actually have a daily cost, you will want to make sure that
you can afford the disposables cost when you get ready to construct this building.
If you cannot afford this daily cost, you might want to stick to shelter
2s until you can. Beyond this as long as you have the land and initial supplies
cost you can build as many shelters as you want. Just be sure to remember that
each shelter, even if it is empty, will require a building supply each day for
As with the other shelters, main displays will 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.
You cannot demolish shelters that have people in
them, even if it is only a single person. If you need to free
up some space, consider demolishing only excess shelters or even some completely