Example 1 – Here’s a Dubree hut in an area of Ponderosa Pine and grass (a little drier of an area). This student was a technical guy, and I think a computer programmer. Look at the precision of his framework (it doesn’t have to look that nice).
In this area, there weren’t a lot of pine bows, so he used bark mostly for the roofing. Usually, there’s a loss of bark in a place where’s there Ponderosa’s Pine. He saved what pine bows he could find, mostly for his bedding.
Example 2 – Here’s one built in a more wooded area with a lot of Douglas Fir.
With more trees, this student used pine bows and pine needles for the roofing and bedding.
If you noticed, both shelters were built with an A-Frame design.