We have been bringing the lost art of Chikee hut construction to modern luxury residences since 2005. While we have been called to re-thatch or repair Tiki huts built by our competitors, we have never had to go back and repair one we built ourselves. All Tiki huts require some re-thatching for tiki hut maintenance, but properly constructed Tiki huts should last at least a decade without massive rehabilitation. We are frequently called upon to repair a Tiki hut built by a cheaper competitor.
In more cases than not, we have the unpleasant task of telling the homeowner that the structure is beyond repair because termite-infested wood or improperly laid thatches were used.
Just because Tiki huts look simple doesn’t mean they are easy to build correctly. A big part of the project and the cost is in the materials. Quality, green cypress logs, and vermin-free thatching are more expensive, but they prolong the life of your Tiki hut. Quality may not be visible the first year your Tiki hut is built, but we guarantee a lack of quality will be painfully apparent five years down the road.