The tent was not proving a success for long-term comfort, being wet all the time during the rainy season (leaving everything inside damp and smelling of mould), when the wind brew, it was “flappy”, the walls felt vulnerable and a misplaced candle had set fire to one section of the wall, so it wasn’t effective at keeping anything out in any case – on top of that, at certain times of the year, the tent was surrounded by spear grass.
Meanwhile, up higher, there was a very nice pit forming as I tried digging for rock we could build with.
So it started with a hole in the ground. We decided to forget about building walls, why not just move into the pit? You know, the way a rational person would think. I mean, of course you’d move in… right?
So we put up some poles.
(See, it looks bigger from the inside.)
And a roof.
Thought, This’ll work.
The initial work looked like this (view from the back).
And we moved in that night.
Again, that’s the basics – we improved it a little after the bats and the snakes… well, kind of… (more next time).