Below is a reprint of the “Introduction” to the book:
Shelter From The Storm: The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts
2012, Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, NZ.
Embedded below is the 14 page, beautifully illustrated “Introduction”, by Shaun Barnett, to the remarkable book Shelter from the Storm. In it he provides an overview of the benefits, history, and architecture of New Zealand huts. His “Introduction” gives the reader a feel for the book as a whole. For more on this book, see my two part book review of Shelter from the Storm click here for: part 1 and part 2.
Thanks to Shaun Barnett for generously allowing us to reprint this piece! Enjoy it.
— Sam Demas, March 2017