How to make a hut for children in the country: design options for all ages

Children love to retire to play in secluded places, which can be in the most different corners of the summer cottage. Not always the shelter chosen by the child is liked by adults. At the same time, some parents simply shout at their children, while others offer to build a hut, but already where it will be appropriate and safe. The construction of a temporary shelter will certainly interest young summer residents. Children, having fun, will receive the first experience in the construction of a hut, which they will surely come in handy in adulthood. The choice of construction of the hut depends on the availability of materials and the time for its construction. There are many options for the construction of a hut, starting from the classical methods used by man since ancient times, and ending with original ideas inspired by people surrounding objects and plants.

How to choose the right place?

A person, being in the wild, very carefully chooses a place for the construction of a temporary shelter. It is forbidden to build a hut near mountain rivers, in lowlands, in open glades near lone trees, under rocky slopes, etc.

In the country, of course, choosing a place is much easier. Typically, the structure is placed near fences, trees or dense stands to protect the inhabitants of the hut from drafts. It is advisable that children can easily get to their shelter without going far into the garden. A caring parental heart will tell you where it is best to make a hut for your beloved baby.

Options for huts for middle-aged children

All huts can be divided into three groups:

  • freestanding structures (gable, shed, wigwams);
  • Shelters of the attached type (single-slope, wigwams);
  • dugout huts nestled in a recess.

If you were building a temporary shelter in the forest, then your choice of structure would be determined by the type of terrain, weather conditions, time of year. At the dacha, the family usually spends time in the summer, so for the construction of a simple shelter it is better to choose free-standing structures or auxiliary.

Teenage huts like to build huts, resting in the villages of grandparents. The location of the dugout hut in the vicinity of the village is kept secret by children, but vigilant adults should always know where and what their wards are doing, but not show it to them explicitly. For giving the option of the device hut dugout is not suitable.

Forest hut, built by experienced travelers, will allow you to spend the night and wait out the weather. For the cottage, simpler hut designs are suitable

Option # 1 - gable hut

To erect a frame for a hut, two hornets and a pole are required. The dimensions of the hut will depend on the size of these elements. Rogatins are driven vertically into the ground until they reach a stable position. This will happen when a third of their length is in the ground. Then the poles are laid on them, if necessary, additionally fix the connection points of the elements with ropes or wire.

If no suitable stalks were found, then they are replaced by two thick poles driven into the ground under such a slope so that their tops intersect at the desired height from the surface. The intersection is fixed using improvised means (wire or rope).

The scheme of the gable hut frame gives a clear understanding of its structure. Joints of frame elements should be strengthened with strong ropes

Next, you will need to pick up several poles (thick tree branches) that will serve as a support for laying natural roofing material (spruce paws, branches with leaves, ferns, reeds, hay or straw). The exact number of side poles (rafters) depends on the step of their installation. You can generally put them right next to each other under a slope so that they form sloping walls of the hut. In this case, additional covering something else is not required.

Typically, the side poles are placed at a distance of 20 cm from each other. If desired, the frame is reinforced with transverse branches, which are attached to the side poles. Then, on the resulting crate, they stack the spruce branches or other improvised material, while starting work from the bottom. In this case, each subsequent row will partially cover the previous one, which will ultimately provide reliable protection of the inner space of the hut from rainwater. The back wall of the hut is constructed in the same way, leaving only the entrance to the shelter open.

The main structural elements of the gable hut. Instead of one of the stalks, a tree growing in a summer cottage can be used.

In the wild, a fire is made in front of the entrance and with the help of the installation of a heat shield, heat is sent from a live fire towards the hut. In the country, this is not necessary, since the hut is usually used in the daytime. A resting place with a fireplace is equipped by adults in the country with completely different purposes.

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Option # 2 - Single Slope Hut

The construction of a single-hut hut is faster, because the amount of work is reduced and significantly. Also, from two slings and a long pole, a supporting frame of the structure is installed. Then, all the above steps for the construction of the hut wall are performed. If you want to speed up the construction process, replace the spruce liner with a canvas or any water-repellent fabric. Above the covering material is fixed to the frame structure using ropes, and from below the canvas is pressed with a log or stone.

Schematic device of a single-hut hut from improvised means. A strong tree is also used as one of the pillars.

Option # 3 - Wigwam Hut

A hut resembling an Indian wigwam is built very simply. Draw on a level ground a circle whose area is enough for children to play. Then, at the edge of the circle, dig a row of poles, the tops of which are connected at the top in the form of a bundle and securely fasten the connection with tape, rope or wire. On this, the process of constructing the frame is considered completed.

The frame of the hut-wigwama in the country, erected in the spring, so that the plants can grow in time and encircle its support posts from thick branches

It remains only to make a shelter out of something. Here you can go in two ways.

  1. Plant curly plants near each support branch. Decorative beans, in which the tender greens of the leaves are combined with red and white inflorescences, are perfect for this purpose. In order for the hut to take on a beautiful and finished look as soon as possible, take care of growing seedlings of the selected plant in advance. If you plant perennials, then next year you won’t have to think about forming the walls of the hut. This path is very long.
  2. You can speed up the construction of the wigwam hut by using brightly colored fabrics as a covering material. If there is no such colorful fabric, then take any plain fabric and paint it with waterproof paints along with the child. For a wigwam hut, a canvas is cut out in the form of a semicircle, the radius of which is equal to the length of the side poles. In the center and on the rounded edge of the fabric, stitches are sewn that attach directly to the poles or to pegs stuck in the ground.

It is very inconvenient to cover the frame of branches with a cloth, so it is recommended to build a frame structure of rigid PVC pipes.

Bright fabric hut - a quick solution for those who do not have enough natural materials

Option # 3 - Wigwam of Sunflowers

This hut will grow in front of the child in front of the eyes. As the frame supports in this embodiment of the hut device, sunflowers act, which in the spring are planted along a circle drawn on the ground, leaving room for an entrance to a future shelter. The space inside the resulting circle is left free. The tops of the grown plants are tied neatly with a wide rope so that it does not cut the stalks of sunflowers.

In this case, you don’t even need to think about covering material, because sunflower leaves do this well. "Paul" in a hut is lined with improvised materials. It is better to buy a tourist rug for this purpose in a sporting goods store that does not get wet and does not allow cold from the ground.

Option # 4 - a side hut

During travel, attached single-hut huts are installed near trees or rocky ledges, which serve as a support for branches. In the summer cottage, such huts can also be erected near trees. A reliable support for a side hut can serve as a fence or the wall of one of the summer cottages. The advantages of this design are the small savings in "building materials" and the speed of work.

The fast-built huts for small children

It will take several minutes to install a baby hut made of fabric, if all the materials are prepared in advance. For such shelter you will need:

  • a two-meter-wide canvas of dense fabric four meters long;
  • two vertical supports spaced from each other at a distance of two meters;
  • strong rope (minimum length 2.5 m);
  • hooks pegs for stretching the canvas.

The rope is pulled in a horizontal position between two supports, reliably fixing it. Then, the fabric web is thrown over the stretched rope, aligning the ends on both sides. After hooks or pegs attach the edges of the cloth to the ground. To do this, metal rings or loops from strong braid are sewn to the fabric.

An original hut for children in the country is arranged on sunny days to protect playing children from scorching rays. Easy to clean if necessary

And here's another option - a small hut for a little girl can be made from a hoop and fabric. The gymnastic hoop is tightened with a cloth and the resulting structure is suspended from a tree growing in a summer cottage with a strong rope. Pockets are sewn onto the fabric walls of the hut, in which the child can put his favorite toys and various little things.

If there is no hoop or the child’s mother uses it for its intended purpose, then the circle can be made from a piece of plastic pipe.

Such a mini-hut will always be a success with girls who like to play in their houses, especially in such bright and fun

And finally, the easiest option for the village is to knock down the frame from the boards and throw it with straw. You will get a cozy "nest" not only for children, but also for adults, if they want to add a little romance to their relationship.

A romantic hut made of straw, which is littered with a frame assembled from wooden slats. In such a shelter it is cool in the afternoon and warm in the evening

From the presented designs, you can choose the option of a hut suitable for you to build yourself. Turn on your imagination and try to build an unusual hut in your summer house in which children will play with great pleasure.


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