MONKEY HUT "side walls" HELP please!!

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MONKEY HUT "side walls" HELP please!!

Post by theJOYOUS » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:13 pm

Hello Burners!!! How's your playa prepping?! You know, The Journey has begun!!

I have been trying to read all the posts about MONKEY HUTS that are on here and utilizing the search function to find what I need.. but cannot figure it out.

I need some help please. I have used my beloved Monkey Hut for 5 years now on the playa and absolutely LOVE my little house, I call it the Magic House, still MH, get it... But the last few years, I have been really wanting to add some protection to my tunnel that loves to let the wind whiz right through....

basically I was thinking shade cloth, which would not completely stop any dust coming through but could divert it in such a way that I still get the breeze that I love and a little more protection on the open ends of my MH. I originally followed Lovemonkey's build instructions before the 2012 Burn. All good. LOVE IT.

Just need some SIDE WALLS ~~~ can you all please offer suggestions for what to use as the ends of the hut are obviously rounded and I don't know what kind of attaching to do so I can still get in and out.. I like the idea of something connected with bungee balls, since I'm using those already, that maybe angles out at a diagonal from the outer ribs of the hut... Shade cloth? I think a tarp would make it bake a little inside and I don't want that. I'd like to keep it as open as possible but need a little more protection from the elements of our lovely dusty home.

Please help. On playa in one month from today!!!

Thank you!
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Re: MONKEY HUT "side walls" HELP please!!

Post by sadie » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:17 pm

If I've told you once, I've told you ten thousand times..jazz hands goddammit....JAZZ HANDS!!!

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Re: MONKEY HUT "side walls" HELP please!!

Post by theJOYOUS » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:34 pm

sadie wrote:Aluminet.
Thanks ~ yeah, I've thought of that too... just still don't know how to attach with the half-circular nature of the open ends? That is the tricky part for me

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Re: MONKEY HUT "side walls" HELP please!!

Post by Joeln » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:48 pm

Camo net is pretty flexible and you can attach to the mesh just about anywhere.
A double layer of camo cuts the sun better than just one.
It's nice because it lets more wind through than aluminet but still provides very useful shade.
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Re: MONKEY HUT "side walls" HELP please!!

Post by Strata » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:39 pm

I'm putting up my first monkey hut this year, and plan to re-use the plastic mesh shade cloth that I have hung on borrowed Costco carports. Big box hardware stores usually sell 6-ft wide shade cloth off a roll, so you can customize the length you need.

Mine is rectangular, but I'm just going to fold the edges in and bungee it in place. If it works well i may cut it next time in an arch. The stuff is basically ripstop, so in the past I've used zip ties just poked through it, will poke a bigger hole for bungee cords this year. Just going to shade the tent end.

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