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In my world, Rhino's have mutated and evolved to become larger than elephants. If I wanted to put some sort of dwelling on one (assume its trained) how would I go about doing that?

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The dwelling is for humans, it needs to be livable but not luxurious, its sole purpose is survival.

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    $\begingroup$ Rhinos of all animals. I see two big issues. Firstly rhino's are notoriously bad tempered and secondarily you will run into the usual issues with the square cube law as you attempt to scale up existing creatures. $\endgroup$ – TheDyingOfLight Sep 6 '19 at 22:37
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    $\begingroup$ Dwelling for whom? The requirements for a dwelling for humans is different than a dwelling for sentient gnats. $\endgroup$ – cegfault Sep 6 '19 at 22:46
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    $\begingroup$ First, train your rhino not to roll :-) $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Sep 7 '19 at 1:16
  • $\begingroup$ This does not seem hygienic, when you think of the plumbing. $\endgroup$ – The Square-Cube Law Sep 7 '19 at 2:32
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In my world, Rhino's have mutated and evolved to become larger than elephants.

Look at what is available for elephants, then. First thing that comes to mind is a howdah

A howdah, or houdah (Hindi: हौदा haudā, Bengali: হাওদা haoda), derived from the Arabic هودج (hawdaj), that means "bed carried by a camel", also known as hathi howdah (हाथी हौदा), is a carriage which is positioned on the back of an elephant, or occasionally some other animal such as a camel, used most often in the past to carry wealthy people or for use in hunting or warfare.

howdah

As a house is rather basic, a bit fancier and not larger than a capsule hotel room, probably. But it gives you shelter from the elements (provided you have something on the walls) and a surface to sleep and to reside. Forget about parties, though.

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