It is nice living in the quaint little Mayan hut. It costs only $30 per day to rent it and that includes a nice breakfast of fruit, yogurt, fresh orange juice, toast and tea or coffee.
In the nearby Mayan village of Santa Elana, most people live in normal Mexican houses but many still live in thatched-roof Mayan huts. I took some photos of a few of them.
The huts are made of different material including anything from straw to wood to concrete blocks. All are oval with a thatched roof. Most have two doors, one a the front and one at the back. They are just one big room with a corner sectioned off for the bathroom. Many people sleep in hammocks, which they put away during the day, so no space is used up by a bed.
Our hut is made of straw and is a lot smaller than the real ones. It does not have a back door and most of the space is taken up by the big four-poster bed. I hope the Big Bad Wolf does not come around and start blowing down houses because if I remember the story correctly, the straw house was the first to go.