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Exploring the world of trails, huts and other shelter systems (e.g. inns, B&B's, hostels, cabins, yurts, tents, pods, tree houses, caves, etc.) supporting long distance walkers & skiers → how they operate around the world → honoring & learning from the people who start & operate them → building international community and conversation → towards a sustainable, environmentally sensitive outdoor accommodations & education infrastructure for USA → all in service to cultivating environmental education and a broad-based ethos of biophilia through immersive experiences in the natural world.

Sign of the Packhorse Hut, government built (1916) tourism and climbing hut, originally built as one of four backcountry teahouses.
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Broome Hut In Summer - D Maddox photo
Sutherlands Hut, interior
Dolent Hut, Swiss Alpine Club. Photo courtesy Marcon Volken.
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Waipakihi Hut, Lockwood style architecture, NZ Forest Service
Ivory Lake Hut, a science hut constructed to support a team of glaciologists and hydrologists studying this retreating glacier.
Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
Roaring Stag Lodge II, originally built by a club, NZ Deerstalkers Association, over a period of four years.  Rebuilt by DOC in 2005.
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New Zealand Huts

Shelter from the Storm – Introduction to a book about history of New Zealand Huts

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.

Text and most photographs by Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown, and Geoff Spearpoint.

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.

Please note: unfortunately the technique for advancing the pages of this 14 page document is not immediately obvious, but easy enough to learn.  To advance the pages bring the cursor down onto the image and four boxes will appear.  Click on the upper right small box/button at the bottom of the page to advances the pages, and the upper left box/button to go to the previous page.  The two lower boxes/buttons allow one to zoom (magnify or minify the pages).

— Sam Demas, March 2017

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