We love a shepherds hut – so why not build your own (from a kit)?

We love a shepherd huts on readersheds.co.uk – since I first saw a modern one at the Hegelian gardens a few years back.

Shepherd's Hut @ Lost Gardens of Heligan


and then a friend of my better half has one on his farm!

Plankbridge Shepherds Hut

Plankbridge Shepherds Hut

They are not cheap so hut builders Downland Shepherd Huts have come up with a kit so you can give it a go yourself if you are handy like that Will Hardie and have a large workshop or covered area to DIY

They have three kits ranging from £4,825 to £10,395 (excluding sheep)

The starter kit comes with everything you need

Woolley Shepherd Hut Kit 1

4 x 610mm Cast iron wheels
3.6m x 2.15m steel chassis with pull bar
Plastisol coated curved corrugated tin roof sheets
SIP panel structural floor sections
SIP panel side and end walls
Roof timbers

Where as the top of the range kit comes with a lot of fixtures and fittings

Woolley Shepherd Hut Kit 3

4 x 610mm Cast iron wheels
3.6m x 2.15m steel chassis with pull bar
Plastisol coated curved corrugated tin roof sheets
Plastisol coated corrugated side panels
SIP panel structural floor sections
SIP panel side and end walls
Roof timbers
6mm ceiling panels
Celotex Insulation, floor, walls and ceiling
Fermacell internal wall lining
Oak laminate flooring
Skirting boards
2” x 1” classic vertical cladding
Day bed timbers
Vintage apple crates
Futon mattress
Electrical pack including consumer unit and power sockets
External light
Woodburning stove with hearth
Single hardwood stable door
1000 x 100 double opening casement window in UPVC, colour anthracite grey
700 x 500 top hung window in UPVC, colour anthracite grey
Water proof breathable membrane
Exterior steps to hut

so if you have the space then pop over to their website to buy

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Shed.TV : Dorset shepherd’s hut building symphony

A great little video showing the build of a lovely shepherd’s hut made by Plankbridge

You can follow them on twitter, thanks to @DorsetScouser for the heads up

Don’t tell anyone but If I could have a 3rd shed it would be a shepherd’s hut 🙂

If you are a shed company and have made a nifty video to promote your products or a sheddie who want’s to show off their shed and want to appear in the SHED.TV – contact me

Shepherds Hut at the Olympics

Our friends over at Thurgarton Iron Works emailed to say this.

Thurgarton here! Just to let you know that Thurgarton Iron Works and Cristina of Kirtling (as in Shepherds Hut) recently appeared on the BBC’s “Look East” local news programme in connection with the Cultural Olympiad.


No?!! Yes! Whatever next? This was in connection with one of the shortlisted projects by Nancy J. Clemance for the East entitled “Hutliving”.

I’ll let you peruse at leisure on the website

Thought this might be of interest and who’d have thought Shepherds Huts could be part of the Olympics. Go Nancy, go Nancy …

Buy yourself a Shepherd’s hut

Alex reports about this great Shepherd’s hut for sale on ebay.


starting bid £3,500 (though P&P is free…) and to be collected from Cheltenham. As the seller says, it would make a great home office. A few details:
* fully lined in tongue & groove timber
* insulated walls, floor & roof
* original iron wheels with oak steering gear
* waterproof membrane on roof and walls
* double glazed timber cottage style windows(two opening)

Here it is in all it’s video loveliness

While you are at it, if you have chickens you may be interested in this

Shepherd’s hut Chicken hutch


£200,000 to live in Shepherds hut

First it was beach hut prices now it’s Shepherds huts or as the shed friendly metro calls them haresters vehicle.

Would you buy a used van for £200,000? Probably not – but this one has been converted into a holiday home and includes a grassy field.

Oh, and it apparently has stunning views and overlooks a beach.

The traditional harvester’s vehicle and half a hectare of land will be auctioned later this month if no buyer comes forward.

‘It’s a beautiful spot and it’s quite a wrench to leave it – it really is so lovely,’ said Margaret Surplice, from Southampton, who bought the plot with husband Norman when they were keen surfers in 1973. The land they are selling overlooks Croyde beach, Devon.