The Housers have been building tall huts since the 1980s; the design, like the huts themselves, have stood the test of time. These huts have a six by eight floor with a six by six loft, creating a little over eighty square feet of total floorspace. Furthermore, these huts are large enough to heat safely with our emergency heating stove - an important consideration during the winter.
We have two types of roof for our huts - a symmetric gabled roof and an asymmetric saltbox roof called the hi-hat. The gabled roof has fewer construction gotchas than the saltbox roof, but takes longer to assemble in the field and doesn't offer the ventilation, headspace, and light advantages of the hi-hat. We recommend the hi-hat for folks who want to actually occupy the loft space; if it's only ever going to be used for storage, the gabled roof is okay.
- Materials + Cut Guides - both structures
- Hi-Hat Sketchup Model
- Gabled Roof Sketchup Model
- Assembly Instructions - Hi-Hat Roof (coming!)
- Assembly Instructions - Gabled Roof
Hi-Hat (Saltbox) Roof Panels
Gabled Roof Panels