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How to make a tent for children in the country: the options of designs for all ages

How to make a tent for children in the country: the options of designs for all ages

Children love to get away to play in secluded places that can be found in different parts of the suburban area. Not always the shelter chosen by the child, like an adult. Some parents just yell at their children, and others – propose to build a cottage, but where it’s appropriate and safe. The construction of temporary shelters will certainly be interested young gardeners. Children having fun, get their first experience in the construction of the hut, which necessarily is useful to them in adult life. The choice of design of the shed depends on the availability of materials and time to build it. There are many options on the device tree starting from the classical way used by man since ancient times, and ending with original ideas, inspired by people surrounding objects and plants.

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How to choose the right place?

Man, being in the wild, very carefully chooses the place for building a temporary shelter. It is forbidden to build a hut near the mountain rivers, in lowlands, in open glades around the single standing trees, under rocks etc.

In the country, of course, to choose a place much easier. Usually put around construction fences, trees or dense plantings to protect the inhabitants of the tent from draughts. It is desirable that children could easily reach his hiding place, without going thus far into the garden. Caring parental heart will tell you where is the best place to make a house-a hut for your beloved baby.

The options of shelters for children of middle age

All the huts can be divided into three groups:

  • detached structures (gable, lean-to, tipi);
  • shelter side type (single, wigwams);
  • the huts, dugouts, organized by deepening.

If you built temporary shelter in the woods, your choice of construction would be determined by the type of terrain, weather conditions, time of year. At the cottage family spends time usually in the summer, so for the construction of a simple shelter is better to choose a freestanding structure or attached.

The huts, dugouts like to build teenagers vacationing in the village at the grandparents. The location of the hut-dug in the vicinity of the village children kept secret, but watchful adult should always know where and what their wards, but do not show them explicitly. To give a variant of the device of the shed-the dugout is not well suited.

Forest hut for overnight

Forest hut built by experienced travellers, would allow to sleep and to wait out bad weather. To give fit more simple design of the tents

Option #1 — tent gable

For the erection of frame buildings shalashnaya need two spears and pole. The sizes of these elements will depend on the dimensions of the hut. Spears vertically hammered into the ground as long as they do not occupy a stable position. It will happen when the earth will be one third of their length. Then they placed the pole, if necessary, additionally fix the connection of the elements with ropes or wire.

If appropriate Rohatyn is not found, then they are replaced by two thick poles driven into the ground under the slope to their tops crossed at the desired height from the surface. The intersection of the clip with the help of improvised means (wire or rope).

Diagram of gable frame tent

Diagram of gable frame tent provides a clear understanding of his device. Connection elements of the frame should be reinforced durable ropes

Next, you need to pick up a few gerdin (thick branches of trees) that will serve as support for the laying of natural roofing material (spruce limbs, branches and leaves, ferns, reeds, hay or straw). The exact number of side garden (rafters) depends on the step of their installation. You can even put them right next to each other under the bias that they have formed the sloping walls of the tent. In this case, to additionally cover the walls with something else is not required.

Usually side Gardini located at a distance of 20 cm from each other. If desired, the frame reinforcing cross branches that attach to the side reginam. Then to get the crate to lay spruce branches or other improvised material, while starting from the bottom. In this case, each subsequent row will partially cover the previous one, which ultimately will provide reliable protection of the internal space of the tent from the rainwater. In the same way they build and the back wall of the hut, leaving open only the entrance to the shelter.

The main design elements of the gable of the hut

The main design elements of the gable of the hut. Instead of one of the forks can be used a tree growing on the dacha

In the wild before entering a fire and by installing a heat shield direct heat from the fire to the side of the hut. In the country, we should not, as a tent is usually used in the daytime. Resting place with a fire pit settling adults in the country quite other purposes.

Option #2 — lean-to shelter

The construction of a lean-to shelter is faster because the workload is reduced significantly. Two forks and a long pole set with a reference frame of the structure. Then perform all the above steps on the wall of the hut. If you want to speed up the construction process, replace the twigs with a tarp or any waterproof fabric. The top covering material secured to the frame structure by means of ropes, and the bottom cloth is pressed against a log or stone.

A schematic device planar hut

A schematic device planar hut improvised. As one of the pillars is also used a sturdy tree

Option #3 — tent-teepee

The cottage, like an Indian wigwam, constructed very simply. Draw the blue circle, the square which is enough for playing children. Then, on the edge of the circle kopite the number of poles, the tops of which join at the top in the form of a beam and securely seal the connection with tape, rope or wire. This process of construction of the frame is completed.

Frame tent-Lodge in the country

Frame tent-Lodge in the country, erected in the spring, the plants could have time to grow and entwine his strong stand of thick branches

It remains only to make something cover. Here you can go two ways.

  1. To put around each branch-support climbing plants. Excellent for this purpose, suitable decorative beans, whose tender green leaves combined with red and white buds. To the hut as quickly as possible took a beautiful and finished appearance, take care of growing seedlings of selected plants in advance. If you plant perennials next year to think about the formation of the walls of the tent don’t have to. This is a very long journey.
  2. You can speed up the construction of tent-the Lodge due to the use as a covering material of fabric bright colors. If this is not colorful fabric, take any solid-color canvas and paint it with waterproof paint with your child. For tent-wigwam cut out the canvas in the form of a semicircle whose radius is equal to the length of the side garden-supports. In the center and rounded edge of the web sew drawstring, which is attached directly to gerdina or to pegs stuck in the ground.

Cover fabric canvas frame of branches very uncomfortable, so it is recommended to construct the frame structure of rigid PVC pipes.

The tent of fabric - a quick solution

Hut of bright fabrics — a quick solution for those who do not have natural materials in sufficient quantity

Option #3 — the wigwam of sunflowers

This tent will increase the child’s eyes. As supports of the frame in this embodiment, the device of the hut are the sunflowers that are planted in the spring drawn on the ground of the circle, leaving room for input in the future of the shelter. The space inside the resulting circle is left free. The top of the grown plant carefully associated wide rope, so she cut the stems of sunflowers.

In this case, you don’t even have to think about ukryvnoj material, because the leaves of the sunflower do well with this role. «Floor» the tent cover from scrap materials. It is better to buy for this purpose in the sporting goods store camping Mat, which is waterproof and does not transmit cold from the ground.

Option #4 — side hut

During travel attached lean-to tents set around trees or rocky ledges that serve as the backbone for the branches. In suburban area, these tents can be erected also near the trees. Reliable support for the side of the shed can serve as a fence or wall of one of the suburban buildings. The advantages of this design are small savings «building materials» and speed of work.

Pre-fabricated shelters for young children

For child tent fabric take a few minutes if all the materials to prepare in advance. For this shelter you will need:

  • two-meter width the fabric thick fabric with a length of four meters;
  • two vertical supports are spaced from each other at a distance of two meters;
  • strong rope (minimum length 2.5 m);
  • hooks-pegs for stretching canvas.

The rope pull in a horizontal position between two supports, securely locking it. Then using the stretched rope slack fabric, aligning the ends with the two sides. After the hooks or pegs attached to the edge of the cloth to the ground. For this to fabric sew metal rings or loops of strong tape.

The original shelter for children in the country

The original tent for children at the cottage is arranged on Sunny days to protect playing children from the scorching rays. Can be easily removed if necessary

And here’s another option — a small tent for a little girl you can make from the Hoop and fabric. Gymnastic Hoop covered with fabric and hung from the structure to the tree house, with a strong rope. On the fabric wall of the tent sew the pockets in which the child can put their favorite toys and different things.

If no wrap or the child’s mother uses it for its intended purpose, then the circle may be constructed of a piece of plastic pipe.

Mini-tent for girls

This tent will always be a success for girls who love to play in their houses, especially in such bright and cheerful

And finally, the easiest option for the village — down the boards from the frame and toss it with straw. Get cozy «nest» not only for children but also for adults, if they want to add a little romance to your relationship.

Romantic hut of straw

Romantic hut of straw, which fill up the frame, assembled from wooden slats. This shelter is cool by day and warm evening

Of the submitted designs, you can select tent, suitable for the construction of their own hands. Use your imagination and try to build at his dacha fancy tent in which children will play with great pleasure.

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