I recently finished a book called The Treasure Hunter by Howard Jennings. Howard was a treasure hunter and was killed in a plane crash in the early 1970s, I believe it may have been over Turkey. Most of his jaunts were in South America and Central America Anyhoo, in his book, the last chapter he describes his equipment and whatnot. While on a dig he would have a sod hut built to stay in. The walls would be built up and poles for the roof and then covered with sod. He preferred this set up. Sometimes he would stay in a hammock. I'm not sure how exactly he made the hut. it seemed odd to me that a sod hut was preferred in the jungle.