I can't praise this book enough. I've found nothing else like it out there anywhere. It covers traditional shelters of tribes throughout North America. There are shelters for every type of climate and terrain, so much is transferable to other continents. There are photographs and descriptions of many types of shelters, village lay-outs, information on the tribes and their lifestyles and much more. There is enough detailed information that you can learn to build these shelters with minimal knowledge of building techniques. I've used this book to design and build multiple types of shelters. A bit spendy, but you won't find a better resource on shelter design and building.
This book was written for boy scouts and contains a wide variety of types of shelters- some survival, some long-term. There are drawings and descriptions to help you create your own. A good means to learn some shelter tricks, and an opportunity to evaluate the pros and cons of a wide range of shelters.