Have a proper look inside the Outback Shack Micro Shelter in this guided tour.
A number of people have asked me about ventilation for the Outback Shack. Also,
"Does it heat up like a car parked in the sun?"
Right from the get go, I installed a permanent air vent down one end of the Outback Shack.
I made sure to include a flyscreen to keep the insects out.
The second line of defence in order to keep good airflow and thermal comfort is the sliding polycarbonate window.
A night when I am sleeping in the Micro Shelter I can leave the window open if I am too hot and just put the flap down. This is enough to protect me against the rain and mosquitos. The polycarbonate roof was chosen to provide more light to the shelter and also improve the view and make the space feel larger.
At the moment it is Winter in Australia, so I am benefiting nicely from the passive solar gain that the roofing and windows provide. When Summer rolls around, I will wheel the Outback Shack into the shade of a Gum tree or Christmas Bush.
If there are multiple people in the Outback Shack and things are really starting to get cosy, the door can be left open for a little while to cool things down again.
Thanks for the questions, don't hesitate to ask any more that might come to mind.
Here are some more photos I took today of the Outback Shack Micro Shelter.