Hey let me show you what I did and ask you what you think. Here is the Monkey Hut I made today:
I liked what Love Monkey did with his hut, putting a sloped-down shade on the tent end, though, he used a lot of separate stuff and extra hoops and a tarp that was not as wide.
But, since the aluminet is easily penetrable for anchoring in the center, I figured I could use one piece. But, as you can see, when it slopes down off that last hoop there is a lot of extra fabric.
And, it was just a mess but I hate to cut it in case some day I have room to bring 6 hoops and put a second tent in there. So, since I was thinking how FIGJAM would shake his head at me, seeing as he has everything extra tight and straight, I remembered what he said about golf balls and I gathered the excess in the center with 3 golf balls and then tethered them to a little plastic stake with a bungee ball thing... thinking I would figure it out later.
But, we had a real nice wind late this afternoon, that is pretty usual around here and I had set up on the point looking out at the mouth of the bay so as to catch that wind if it came. And it hit pretty good, rattled the shed, kicked up some whitecaps and in fact I was getting hit with spray from the beach, 30 feet away and down a 6 foot bank. So yeah I went around and looked at the back of my hut and, there was a little strain on that middle stake so I unhooked it here and, wow the aluminet lifted just enough to spill the wind. It was really cool to see it pulsing up and down.
So yes, the sort-of closed end is catching the wind but it's catch and release. The net is kinda stretchy and it's tethered all around with bungees and has climbing rope through the grommets at the bottom, the PVC frame is real flexible and, the rebar goes 12" up the legs, so, while the net lifted away from the frame at times the legs never moved.
Overall it looked pretty good to me. Once I let the center back loose there was no strain anywhere that I could see.
Except that my tent was trying to take off with the chairs...
So, am I seriously mistaken here? This stuff is real easy to work with, cuts with scissors and the shark-bite grommets can be moved around no problem.