Each month we’ll handcraft a batch of one specific hut, showcasing the process and delving into the history of the real hut.
|Tararua Forest Park, Wairarapa|
Cone hut was built in 1945 by the Tararua Tramping Club with materials from the surrounding bush including Totara slab walls, beech framing and fern bunks.
To keep material costs down, and keep some history intact, the TTC reused hand adzed slabs and studs from Top Tauherenui and Cone Saddle huts in its construction.
A combination of age and flood damage had seen a few Tauherenikau Valley huts become derelict by the late 1930s.
Cone hut was built by work parties over six weekends in 1945 with all materials carried in from the road end.
They opened it in 1946 with a bonfire and party party before “giving the places back to the moreporks and possums in the wee hours”
|Salvaged 100+ year old rimu hut with green tin roof and chimney|
︎ Watch some of the making process in this video
All orders will ship first week of August 2023
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Cone Hut (consolation)
1 x Cone hut card 1 x bonus secret
Mini Hut Solo Pack
6 x Greeting Cards
Mini Hut Mix Pack
8 x Greeting Cards