Mini Tramping Hut made by Kemi Niko and Co from recycled and repurposed materials
Bealey Spur Hut - Dimensions approximately 10.5cm x 6cm
Arthurs Pass National Park, Canterbury
This basic six-bunk hut has local historic significance for its role in high country sheep farming. Built in 1935, it has an open fire with a tin chimney and spring mesh bunks attached to beech pole framing. It remained unpainted until 1997 when it got its first coat of green.
Green hut with chimney
Material specs: Mini Huts are made using reclaimed 2x4 offcuts (pine or rimu) and flattened tin cans salvaged from a local cafe using our innovative processing technique. They fit within a 10x10x10cm space in a range of sizes, with the smallest about 5x7x8cm. They are wrapped in brown paper for transit and each comes with a unique mini map and info card.
Mini Huts by Aotearoa artist duo, Kemi & Niko, are collectable fine craft objects made with the integrity and spirit of the backcountry; from salvaged materials to handcrafted construction.
Much more than miniatures of real New Zealand tramping huts, they are made to last generations and sit pride of place in your home as beloved reminders of your time in the bush.