Hut Maker

Cottage Maker

Shanty Maker

The tasks a Hut Maker is expected to perform include:

Erecting huts, cabin or similar dwellings with wooden planks poles, logs, bamboos, hay, straw, reeds, dry leaves, etc.

Measuring ground using pegs and ropes and marking outline of hut by digging earth along lines

Placing poles horizontally on top of pillars and tying ends with strings or ropes

Covering sides of structure with straw, hay and plans of coconut trees, mango trees, or others allowing space for doors and windows

Placing rafters as required to secure and strengthen structure

Proficiency in collecting necessary materials required for construction

Knowledge of measuring ground using pegs and ropes and marking outline of hut by digging earth along lines

Well-versed with digging earth at marked points using spade, shovel, etc.

Proficiency in fixing bamboo or wooden posts securely in pits to serve as supports and pillars

Knowledge of fixing rafters to roof of hut in slanting position to set hay straw or leaf as roofing material

Proficiency in levelling floor by ramming it with mixture of paste of mud, water and straw dust, using hand ramming wooden blocks to make it smooth and habitable


Knowledge of thatching huts

Ability to set tiles for roofing huts

Effective communication skills

Dexterity of hands

Ability to work independently

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Team player

Good listening skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Self-employment in an option in this case working hours and working days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include working for long hours, exposure to dust, risk of handling sharp tools, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of developing respiratory disorders due to dust, injuries, cuts and bruises, fatigue, etc.

Will be updated

Current and Future Growth of Construction Sector in India

In 2012-13, the market value of the construction industry was estimated at 7,674 billion. The sector grew at a CAGR of 9.42% between 2003-04 and 2012-13. The sector has multiple linkages with other sectors and has a strong multiplier effect on the economy. Indirectly, the sector generates 5 times higher value for the other sectors.

It is highly unorganized and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector is also the largest contributor to central exchequer. The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to 11,954 billion by 2017. In the recent years increasing infrastructure spending by the government has made this sector highly attractive among foreign investors. Sector witnessed cumulative foreign direct investments to the tune of 40,399 million from 2000 till 2013 of which 91% was in real estate development.

Labour in construction sector is highly migratory and largely unskilled. The sector creates more than 45 million jobs either directly or indirectly among various classes of individuals in the country which is primarily driven by increase in demand for residential real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of around 31 million jobs in the 9 year period. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Hut Maker.


Construction sites across India

Towns and villages across India