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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.

Waipakihi Hut, Lockwood style architecture, NZ Forest Service
Blue Range Hut built by Masterton Tramping Club in 1958
Roaring Stag Lodge II, originally built by a club, NZ Deerstalkers Association, over a period of four years.  Rebuilt by DOC in 2005.
Sutherlands Hut, interior
Sutherlands Hut, built 1860's - a former boundary keepers hut
Sign of the Packhorse Hut, government built (1916) tourism and climbing hut, originally built as one of four backcountry teahouses.
Asbestos Hut, mining hut, 1914, for 36 years the home of two lovers who exiled themselves here to escape unhappy marriages.
Red Hut, built by Rodolf Wigley, tourism pioneer and entrepreneur, c. 1916
Tarn Ridge Hut, 16 bunk replacement high mountain built by DOC
Associated with the 1966-67 Freedom Walks on Milford Track
Ivory Lake Hut, a science hut constructed to support a team of glaciologists and hydrologists studying this retreating glacier.
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Tag Archives | hut design

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 […]

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Back Country Hut Company

Backcountry Hut Company: Architectural Design & Business Model

Backcountry Hut Company: Architectural Design & Business Model by Sam Demas, October 12, 2016; All photos courtesy Backcountry Hut Company The Canadian company Backcountry Hut Company (BHC) has completed its design and has constructed a prototype for a pre-fabricated, modular hut system. The design is optimized for alpine and other outdoor clubs, lodge operators, and also […]

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LUMO Arkitekter
Shelters
Blå Støttepunkter i det Sydfynske Øhav omfatter opførelsen af 47 shelters placeret på 17 forskellige lokaliteter fordelt i de fire sydfynske kommuner: Faaborg Midtfyn, Svendborg, Ærø og Langeland Kommune. 
47 shelters, 5 typer: skrubben- havtasken-stenbideren-hornfisken-ålekvabben, 17 lokaliteter

Hut News: Danish hut design

The beautiful huts by LUMO Architects are designed for immersion in nature.  All photographs courtesy LUMO Architects. Scattered along 19 locations on the South Fyn Archieilago in Denmark, some of these huts are reminiscent of traditional asymmetric fisherman’s structures.  Imagine staying in these on a coastal walk! In size they range from accommodating 2 persons to 6-7. […]

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