What is a Shepherds Hut?
Originally designed as mobile shelter for shepherds guarding flocks and nursing sick lambs on cold nights, traditional shepherd huts were a crucial part of Britain’s agricultural history. Back in those days, your average Shepherds Hut was usually a rather basic affair- Without any insulation, the thin walls were usually just enough to ward off the wind and rain and although wood burning stoves were fairly common, comfy beds were less so!
Today The English Shepherds Hut Co. combine the traditional aesthetic with modern comfort and convenience, making these a luxurious and comfortable space to suit any need. Hand built to our high specifications, our huts all come with full insulation in the walls, ceiling and floor and double glazing making them cosy all year round. No longer exclusive to shepherds, The Shepherds Hut is an ideal addition to any garden, park, business or camp site. Their versatility makes them fully customisable for just about any use, including as a guest room, a summer house, an office, a studio... The list goes on! Not only this but their size, dimensions and moveability also make planning permission relatively simply to obtain where applicable and many businesses are choosing a Shepherds Hut over a regular out-building for this reason.
In addition to this we will custom build your Shepherds hut to order with almost any feature you want and a range of styles, sizes and finishes. Generally if it can be fitted in a house, we can include it in your hut! To find out more about the various features, have a look at our Building our Huts page. You'll see that they are definitely not a shed on wheels! If you’d like to talk to us about designing your own shepherds hut, click here to get in touch.