Dry-stone hut

(Chronology indeterminate, probably 17th - 18th century)

Hut made of dry stone which would have been used by those who cultivated the plot on which it is found. The hut was used to store tools, the harvest or to provide shelter in the event of bad weather. The door is oriented to the south, in protection from the northerly, tramuntana wind, and is small in relation to the height and width of the building.

The hut is oval-shaped and is built from stones found in the subsoil of the area, from when the plot was cleared in order to cultivate it. In this case, the stones used are granite and slate. The roof of the hut is also made of dry stone, using the false vault technique, which is characterised by the fact that each row is supported by the previous one until the space is closed.

It is not possible to date this building precisely because it is a work in a common style, without any elements that may be associated with a particular chronology. However, it is very likely that it was built during the 17th or 18th century, at a time when new farmland was being created on uncultivated land in the municipality in order to plant vines or olives.