Our former PM, David Cameron, has just joined the hut club and secured himself a very beautiful Shepherds Hut in which he intends to write his memoirs. That is if he fends of his family rivals for the hut - he has said that his children want to use it as a play house and outside bedroom!
David doesn’t say what his wife Samantha would like to use the hut for, a quiet garden retreat perhaps!
This really demonstrates how versatile a Shepherds Hut is providing a flexible and peaceful outside space.
Our first hut was commissioned by a gentleman in York who was setting up a new glamorous glamping site and so wanted a luxury Shepherds Hut for his grounds. This 20ft hut came complete with a bijou kitchen, stylish bathroom and elegant bedroom area with a day seat that converted into a double bed.
Another hut was crafted for a lady in Cornwall who wanted a comfortable, tranquil space in which to practice kinesiology therapy all year round.
The hut we are now crafting is a beautiful 17ft garden retreat Shepherds hut with glorious French doors, kettle top wood burning stove and converting day bed for a gentleman in Bristol who wants to simply sit and enjoy the glorious views he is surrounded by.
If you are considering buying a Shepherds Hut, the first step (after googling ‘buying a shepherds hut’!), is to think about how you would like to use this beautiful outside space and where it is going to be positioned. Then find a maker that shares your vision and passion for what you want crafting! You don’t need all the answers and ideas, just as starting point.
Designing and crafting a hut is an exciting process and a very special journey. We get a happy sad feeling when a hut rolls on to the crane truck and off to its new owner.
You simply can’t help leaving a little bit of you inside something that you have lovingly crafted for the past 12-16 week!
We will never be a big Shepherds Hut manufacturer, but will always be a small bespoke maker and we are very proud of how we craft our huts.
Over the next few weeks I will be copying David Cameron and will be writing my own memoirs – the Shepherd Hut Diaries - sharing our build process from the chassis up so you can see just how a Shepherds Hut is built.
I hope you enjoy reading about it.