Both wetus are built with a frame of bent cedar poles tied together, the butt ends of which have been placed into the ground and the mats or bark fastened on to them.
The puttuckakuan, or "round house" is a smaller dwelling. It has a covering of cattail mats, which was another popular covering for Wampanoag residences. It is fourteen feet on its longer axis, twelve feet on its shorter axis, and nine feet high.
This neesquttow, or "house with two fires" is a wetu suitable to the stature of a pniese. (warrior and counsellor) This houses architecturel materials are bark sheets, with which it is covered with, it is twenty feet long by twelve feet wide by eight feet in height. Another term for Native houses is "wigwam", but wetu is the preferred form.