lean-to tent

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Noun1.lean-to tent - tent that is attached to the side of a building
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"
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Gordon launches this engrossing and intricately constructed biography by discussing Lange's iconic photograph, Migrant Mother, of a woman--Florence Thompson--in a pea picker's camp, beneath a lean-to tent, surrounded by her three children.