Natural air conditioning, built mostly using native materials, environmentally blended decor.
Location much desired by neighbors.
This is a good example of how not to build an observation pit.
it would have stood out to the enemy, and surely they would nail it.
the case of this ill devised pit, I was sharing it with two others one day
looking for targets of any kind. From out in the distance we heard the POP
of a Chinese mortar being fired, shortly thereafter the bomb just cleared
the overhead cover. Exploding in the entrance to a bunker, and on top of
my gear which was stashed there. The gear caught fire and the bunker
partially collapsed, trapping several men inside and shocking the heck out
of us all. Between we three groggy blokes from the pit, and others who
came to the rescue, the entombed ones were rescued and taken to the
medics. They suffered only shock.
Fortunately our counter battery lads
were on the job and replied so quickly at the Chinese mortar, they had to
run for cover or we would have worn several more with dire results. That pit was given the miss for observing from after that.