The word cabana (cabaña) has a Spanish/Portuguese origin. In its original form, a cabana is simply a hut or a structure. It is associated with beaches, swimming pools and tropical islands. A cabana is usually a small tent-like structure that is designed to offer shelter, privacy and shade. It can be a temporary or a permanent structure and it has many uses.
Uses of Cabanas
These structures can be used as changing rooms at swimming pools, poolside clubs, beaches and exotic hotels. In some popular beaches, cabanas are used by local people to cook meals and prepare snacks for tourists. In some cases, cabanas are designed as temporary shelters where tourists can take refuge from the sun on very hot days. Cabanas come in different sizes and are made from different materials. The size of the cabana is determined by the intended use of the structure.
When it comes to cabanas sizes and dimensions, one size does not fit all. A small one may be a square-shaped four by four feet structure. The most common cabana sizes are 12 feet by 12 feet or 10 feet by 10 feet. However, some large cabanas might measure 40 feet by 80 feet.
Materials Used for Constructing Cabanas
In most tropical beaches, cabana walls are made of mud and have a thatched roof. Other materials used to construct are wood, aluminum and steel. Some cabanas are made from plastic, canvass and tarpaulin material.
The facilities in the cabana are influenced by factors like budget and the cabana’s intended use. Some of these structures have a bench or a camp bed so the user can rest or take a nap conveniently. Others have beach chairs and tables where people can have a drink or two. Luxury cabanas often come with state-of-the-art facilities like running water, air vents, electrical wiring, ceiling fans and mounts for TV sets.
Temporary or Permanent Structures
Some cabanas are permanent structures and these ones are usually made of concrete, wood, steel or aluminium. Others are temporary structures that look like tents. These ones are usually made of canvass and can be folded up when they are not in use.
Cabanas are versatile and they come in different shapes and sizes. These structures have different qualities and facilities so users have many options. Choose the one that is perfect for your needs and you will enjoy the cabana. If you’re interested to build your own Cabana, contact South City Landscaping for more details.