Contemporary Shepherds Huts

I’m a self taught builder from the UK. and with help from my father and the internet, I started building shepherds huts while working as a labourer. My first was a studio for my brother, then I got a commission to build a hut for an ancient woodland.
beautiful morning in my shepherds hut
 After seeing some inspirational ideas and story’s on blogs and sites like yours I decided I could try and build a tiny house for myself. I needed a place of my own as I was living back at home and I recently finished it. But have decided to sell it instead as I’ve recently moved to London now and have no place to put it.
I grew up in the countryside, working in my dads bronze foundry, getting involved with all sorts of DIY projects and have always felt a need to be designing and building something.
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I’ve added some photos for you to look at. Some are of the shepherds huts, one of which is made with reclaimed materials. The tiny house which I designed with simple living in mind, thinking that I could use the opportunity to reduce the clutter of life. I wanted a building that connected with the outside and the elements, so included the large gable end window, and skylight.
spaciouse shpherds hut interior
I also wanted a feeling of space, as tiny houses can feel quite cramped, so made sure the thing had a high ceiling and tried to use the lines of the match boarding to make it feel larger.
You probably can see that I like corrugated  iron, it fits in well with local architecture, as local barns are clad in the stuff and it ages really nicely. I patterned it with T-wash to speed up the process.
You can learn more by visiting our website here.
Best Wishes
Tom Alabaster
outside of the cabin - Copy moving my hut - Copy inside 123 89 67 13 12 8 1

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Skooj - April 13, 2016 Reply

The exterior design is very reminiscent of Dwell Homes UK.

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