Talynt wrote:I'm trying to think of an "alternative" housing structure this year... Looking at hexayurts, but with the difficulties in finding the thermax HD and the expense of the tape, I'm thinking it's a no go.
What about building a wooden frame instead of a carport? I'm looking at spending <$200 for my shelter, and I'd like something roomier than a mesh tent.
What you're describing comes out there, called box houses, I think.
The only drawback to this approach is the bulk of the rigid pieces.
If that works for you, a good approach.
They typically use 2 x 4s or 2 x 2s, and can be walled on both sides.
Some are burned at the end of the week, cardboard and wood, others are carefully built and re-used.
They usually have a roof spaced out from the top for shade, and I think walls spaced like that are a great idea.
They are typically 8 feet by 8 feet, but it varies.
Modular and portable boxes for the inside of older rental housing, for comfort reasons, was described in architectural books at least as early as the sixties.