Mini Huts

by Kemi Niko

Collectable tramping huts

Made with the spirit and integrity of the backcountry; from salvaged materials to handcrafted construction.


Hut of
the Month

Each month we’ll handcraft a batch of one specific hut, showcasing the process and delving into the history of the real hut.

Sept 2023

Mingha Biv pre restoration (above) and after (below)

Mingha Biv

Arthurs Pass National Park, Canterbury

This basic two-bunk biv, on the Mingha River just south of Goat Pass, was built by the Canterbury Uni Tramping Club at some point before 1969 judging by the graffiti on its exterior (“Uni Hall 1969!!”).

In 2019 Permolat undertook its refurbishment to save it from being pulled down. They gave it a snazzy coat of orange and left the new roof and chimney unpainted.

A huge chimney on a tiny hut just begs to be minified and that combination of bright orange and shiny silver is a winning one in our books.

Orange hut with unpainted silver chimney and roof 

︎ What makes Mingha a biv? Watch this hut history BTS video to find out 

Limited 2023 edition

All orders will ship by the first week of October 2023

Past Months huts: Jan | Mar | May | June | July | Aug

Add more hut joy to your order


XMAS card special

Buy two packs and get one free. Just put XMAS into the notes section of your order and we’ll send you out an extra pack!

Mini Hut Solo Pack

6 x Greeting Cards

Mini Hut Mix Pack

8 x Greeting Cards

 Free Shipping Nationwide 

Aotearoa NZ

Shipping to US, UK & AUS between $15 - $25


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Mini Hut Stockists


April 2023
Goat Creek Hut Goat Creek Hut ︎︎︎

Cecil Kings Hut ︎︎︎

Old Cedar Flat Hut ︎︎︎

Ivory Lake Hut ︎︎︎

Blue Range Hut ︎︎︎

Cone Hut ︎︎︎

Bealey Spur Hut ︎︎︎

Greeting Cards 

We know you love our Mini Huts and we love making them! However we often feel like we can’t make them fast enough.

To tide everyone over until new Mini Huts are available we have chosen our favourite huts and printed them onto some greeting cards.

Each card has a full colour image on the front, hut name and map on the back and is blank inside for your message, whatever the occasion.  Includes high quality NZ made envelope.

XMAS card special

Buy two packs and get one free. Just put XMAS into the notes section of your order and we’ll send you out an extra pack!

Hut Mix Pack

Seven different hut cards plus bonus “Backcountry dreaming” card . If you would like a custom selection of huts just let us know in the ‘notes’ section when you place your order. 

Solo Hut Pack

Five cards of one hut (choose from 7 options) plus bonus “Fox River” card 

Free shipping on all Aotearoa orders. Orders will be shipped weekly on Tuesdays (starting April 25th)

Purchase in person from one of our retailers - RRP $6 each

Wild Cards ︎︎︎
Left: Backcountry Dreaming; Right and below: Fox River

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