Life as a Fencible Main Focus: The looks and details of a Fencible's…
Life as a Fencible
Main Focus: The looks and details of a Fencible's house.
What I know
barter system for trading
two small rooms
two double units with separate doors
punched windows (sometimes)
thatched roofs and windows
flax for covering wooden frames
raupo is a type of reed
asked Maori people
to help them build
V-huts (upside down V roofs)
straw held by mud
the houses' materials
were from the from maori
Did all the Fencible houses look alike each other?
What did a Fencible house normally have?
Could people customise how their houses look like?
Did people sell or barter their houses?
Did the Fencibles make any other buildings instead of houses?
Did everyone who arrived in Auckland, create their own home?
Links with possible
useful information (possibly)
NZ Fencible Society
The Royal New Zealand Fencibles (somehow doesn't work)
New Zealand Museums
Living History Museum
Did people sell their houses for money?
What were the given materials used to make houses?
Were there different types of houses?
Did the richer ones build bigger houses?
Were there different versions of houses?
Did they have to build their homes from scratch?
Were they already given blueprints to a house?
How did they make their house?
What was the bed made of?
How did they use their bread oven?
Houses were mostly made of Raupo wood and weeds
The roofs were shaped like an upside-down V
The walls were reinforced with thatch sometimes
Some houses were filled with extra twigs to stabilize it
There were no doors, only door frames
They used dirt to hold the walls together
Most houses were then made of Kauri after the war
They were sometimes filled with bread ovens
Some houses were built of stone
Most buildings were made of stone
Richer people had brick houses held with tar
There are no basements
No insulation (except cloth so it wouldn't be as cold)
They had plants in their house
No Prior Knowledge
Where did they get their resources?
How did they get their resources for their houses?
Was there any difficulty
Who built the house
Scarce (lel) materials
or else you are fake
catch me if you can
you monster he
write it down
tell me it when you join