In the past we’ve shown you the incredible Blackdown Shepherd Huts, but now the company is selling self-build kits so you can make your very own!
Options include a metal or oak build kit at 12, 14, 16 and 18 ft. long, and 7 ft. 6 inches wide. The kits include a step by step video guide to help you on your way. If you are pretty handy but want a little more direction, this is a great middle ground! Even though the company is based in the UK, they’ll ship the kits to the US and Australia! Watch the video about the kits below.
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Self-Build Blackdown Shepherd Hut Kits
This 105 sq. ft. English Shepherd Hut Wagon Cabin is a guest post by Victoria Schon – share yours!
My name is Victoria and I discovered the English shepherd hut by way of a beautiful article written in the September 2013 issue of The English Home Magazine. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful photos of a little hut on cast iron wheels sitting peacefully in the beautiful and expansive English countryside of windblown summer grasses and wild flowers.
Inside, the hut was charming and inviting, decorated with fabrics of soft warm reds and ivory. The small space was filled with books, pillows, fresh cut flowers, a bed and a desk. This quaint tiny space felt cozy, quiet and rejuvenating. As I pictured myself there, I felt relaxed and inspired. At once I fell in love with the romantic notion that these little huts had restorative powers and I wanted to experience this for myself. I then filed away the article from which to draw inspiration in the future should the need arise, and moved on with my day.
Then something quite unexpected happened a year later. In the summer of 2014, I was driving my dog to the groomer. While stopped in traffic I glanced over to the side of the road to discover sinking into the ground, an old Wyoming sheep herder wagon at a farm market that looked as though it had been there for years! I had driven by that corner for the past 15 years and never even noticed it! I was instantly struck with inspiration and I envisioned myself building an English shepherd hut to match the one I had seen the year before in the magazine article.
As an interior designer, I could also put to use my experience in custom home construction and project management. This little project was going to utilize my complete skill set, experience and creative talents, and it was going to be so much fun! I could not wait to get started!
Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!
105 Sq. Ft. English Shepherd Hut Wagon Cabin
Images © Victoria Schon
Güte is a tiny house builder in Maxwell, Ontario, Canada specializing in slightly modernized shepherd huts to meet the needs of today’s tiny house enthusiasts.
And, of course, you don’t have to live tiny full-time to enjoy one. Some people just want some extra space in their backyard.
Others might want to create a tiny guest house they can occasionally rent out or let their friends and family stay in while visiting.
But many of us are looking for full time tiny homes so we can live simply, inexpensively, and deliberately create a more enjoyable way of living. That’s why I love small spaces.
Güte Tiny Houses: A New Look at the Shepherd Hut
Images © Güte.ca