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a Portable Prehistoric House

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 2:20 pm
by sally
We made a flat pack Neolithic (but would probably work for earlier periods too) house to take to schools and events with us. :D Absolutely accurate it ain't, but its safe, stable, and easy to shove in the back of the van and should help children visualise a camp when roleplaying life in the past.

http://wickedwoollens.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... house.html

Re: a Portable Prehistoric House

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:10 pm
by Coraclebuilder
Just seen this post. Excellent idea, there are far too many tents around in all periods and not enough huts (or houses as perhaps they should be called). I have had the same idea but it is even less authentic using reed screening from B & Q and skins. The advantage of screening is that one can roll it up for car transport.

Re: a Portable Prehistoric House

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:53 pm
by Coraclebuilder
Dodgy photo of me with reed hut and coracle at Maiden Castle event.
hut and coracle.jpg

Re: a Portable Prehistoric House

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:38 am
by Hobdid
I've just been thinking on this - as co-ordinator for the recent NZ Medieval Faire and noticing the distinct lack of *houses* at events. I'm now going to explore some of the ideas you've shared and daydream :)