Hut (dwelling)

Hut (dwelling)
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A hut is a small and crude shelter, usually used for dwelling. Its design favors local techniques and materials to allow for swift and inexpensive construction.

Modern use

Huts are used as temporary shelter by people. Huts are quickly built of natural materials such as ice, stone, leather, fur, grass, palm leaves, branches and/or mud and exist in practically all nomadic cultures. Some huts are easily transportable.

Huts are used by shepherds when moving livestock between seasonal grazing areas such as mountainous and lowland pastures (transhumance). Some displaced populations of people use huts throughout the world during a diaspora. For example; temporary collectors in the wilderness agricultural workers at plantations in the Amazon jungle. Huts have been built for purposes such as storage, workshops, and teaching.

The term has also been adopted by climbers and backpackers to refer to a more solid and permanent structure offering refuge. These vary from simple bothies - which are little more than very basic shelters; to mountain huts which are far more luxurious and can even include facilities such as restaurants.

Mud hut is also a very common for people in Africa.Żeaze Zulu People and Ølewarnke'people also do to.

A traditional Chaga hut in Tanzania
Hut in Hilo, Hawaii. Tourist attraction, 1959

Marketing usage

Hut is used to name commercial stores, companies, and concepts. The name implies a small, casual venue, often with a fun and friendly atmosphere. Examples include Pizza Hut and Sunglass Hut. Kiosks may be constructed to look like huts and are often found at parks, malls, beaches, or other public places, selling a variety of inexpensive food or goods. Luxury hotels in tropical areas where guests are assigned to occupy their own freestanding structure sometimes call the structure a "hut", though such huts typically bear little more than superficial resemblance to the traditional concept of a hut.

See also


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