Building a Bali Hut: A Step-by-Step Guide

Materials Needed:

  • Wood planks (hardwood like teak or rattan is best)
  • Nails or screws

  • Bolts and washers
  • Saw or miter saw
  • Drill or impact driver

  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Square or straight edge
  • Pencil or marker
  • Hammer or drill bit

  • Sandpaper

  • Stain or paint (optional)


  1. Create a rectangle frame by cutting four pieces of wood and connecting them with nails or screws. Ensure the frame is level.
  2. Add a roof by cutting eight triangular pieces of wood and connecting them with bolts and washers to form a pyramid shape. Slide the roof onto the frame, making sure it’s level.
  3. Cut four pieces of wood into a rectangle for the walls, connecting them with nails or screws to create a box shape. Slide the walls onto the frame and roof, ensuring they’re level.
  4. Sand down any rough edges and apply stain or paint to protect the wood from the elements.
  5. Add chairs, cushions, and a table for a comfortable outdoor living space.


  • Building time: 4-6 hours for a basic Bali hut, depending on experience and design complexity.
  • Wood choice: Hardwood like teak or rattan is best due to durability and resistance to moisture.
  • Uneven ground: Choose a flat area with good drainage for building a Bali hut.
  • Permits: May be required depending on location and structure size; check with your local building department.

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