Reynold Turner – Model Schist Cottages

Litedawn
December 16, 2017
Tricia Hewlett
January 25, 2018

I make model replica schist rock cottages & huts

When the miners arrived in Central Otago in the later 1800s all they had for shelter was tents and caves. With the abundance of Schist rock many made their huts out of stone and rusty tin or straw for the roofs. They filled the gaps in the walls with mud and straw. My model cottages are based on the same method.