I'm just curious to know what kind of structures a group of people would make on a tropical rainforest island.
After an incident in the beginning the story these eleven young people (young adults) are now stranded on a tropical island which is the size of Okinawa. The island itself is relatively untouched by humanity and one of the characters have noted that they have likely been transported back in time since otherwise this island would have at least been marked or visited.
As a result the eleven characters realize that they have no choice but to make a way to survive on this island for the rest of their lives. Nevertheless they are not just normal people. They are gifted people who are skilled in all manners of life and do have several construction tools that they were ship wrecked with.
Several of them have experience living outdoors and making tools, engineering or homes.
Dangers and Problems
The climate of the island is slightly hotter than normal and can be wetter as well. It rains almost every other day at least on this rainforest. There are animals for them to hunt and kill here like birds, reptiles and fish along with nuts or fruit to eat. There's also a hot-spring as well.
On the other hand there are standard issues with rainforest diseases like jungle rot here and there is some sort of predators on the island with the largest they will face being leopards, crocodiles and surrounding marine life. Basically it's a micocosm of anything that can be substained on a small tropical south east asian island.
The island itself is somewhat isolated from neighboring islands with the idea being that it would be at least a hundred kilometers before they find another land mass. This is something the characters don't want to do for now.
As a result for at least a year on this tropical island they try to make the most of it.
Given this what kind of building structures could they make in such a scenario?