Materials Used

For the construction materials that was used to build the dry stone huts, it comes in the form of rubble or blocks and is without mortar. In some areas like Burgundy, Languedoc, and Perigord, the materials used are limestone. Other materials used in different places in the country include sandstone, granite, shale, basaltic breccia, pebbles, and more. The roofing systems applied in building the dry stone huts are vault of corbelled stones and is inclined outwards and the vault of claved stones that is inclined inwards.

There are two methods of vaulting and these are corbelling and keying. So for the coverings, it is usually without applying these two methods. While for the entrances to the dry stone huts, there are two main solutions that were used and these are stone lintel and claved bow. The lintel actually varies but the slabs were the materials used. And for the claved bow, it was built as a semicircular arch, a broken bow, or a low. Some of the dry stone huts to be seen have a redone roof.

There are also modern dry stone huts to be seen in different parts of France. Some of the cabins or dry stone huts have an entrance with double discharge system. Like this, there are different materials that were used to build the stone houses. Again, some materials used are rubbles, slabs, and blocks. Volcanic pumice and gneis were also used. These days, the stone huts are still being visited by many tourists from around the world.