After we had located our campsite near a family that had a water pump, I started carrying from town on my back pieces of lumber, burned G.I. sheets, and sawali (soft bamboo slats). We had no nails, only copper from burned electric wire for tying up things, including our G.I. roofing.
I dug the holes for posts, Pat propped them one by one while I pulled them straight with a rope. We used sawali for our walls and tied up G.I. sheets for our roof.
I was able to carry two steel beds from our abandoned house and I placed wooden boards on the ground for our dining room. Our kitchen was three big stones on the ground.
When our hut was ready, I borrowed the carabao and sled to bring some more beddings and belongings from town.