Güte Shepherd Huts

The useful, mobile and beautiful shepherd hut is slowly making its way over to North America. Thanks to the Pixie Palace Hut Co. and now the Güte Shepherd Hut from Canada, tiny house lovers in the U.S. and Canada can have their own modern shepherd hut on traditional cast iron wheels.


Güte is a family run company of craftsman and builders originally from Germany, but now they build their exquisite shepherd huts in Southern Ontario. Güte is a German word used to describe goodness, quality, a benefit, or an asset and these huts are handcrafted with elegant details and custom furniture and delivered right to your home.

Güte has two different models: The Classic and The Collingwood. The Classic is 7′ wide and either 12′ or 14′ long and the Collingwood is 7′ wide and 14′ or a 16’6″ long. The 16’6″ long hut requires a building permit. Each hut is insulated with batt insulation, waterproofed and the exterior siding is painted with your chosen color. The roof can be either western red cedar shakes or galvanized steel. The interior of each hut contains painted pine wood floors, beaded paneling or veneered plywood on the walls, thermal pane glass windows and woodwork finishing like nothing I’ve seen in any shepherd hut before. The Dutch door made from solid white oak is the pièce de résistance of these shepherd huts.


Each hut is also outfitted with Güte’s own, custom modular furniture designs that fit within the small space. The furniture can be made from oak, ash, maple, walnut, cherry and even mahogany and teak. Furniture includes drop down desks and tables, cupboards, shelves, bookcases, folding beds and dining booths with custom mattresses or even bunk beds.

Other custom details include a cast iron wood burning stove or a contemporary ventless ethanol fireplace, a hand forged brass sink with traditional pump, 120 volt wiring with outlets and a solar panel system with inverter and battery bank.

Prices for each hut will vary according to size, customer needs, types of wood used and delivery distance. The version shown here runs around $32,900. The company does have plans for an unfinished pine model of the hut for around $20,000. Please contact Güte for your particular design needs.


The Classic


The Classic


The Classic


The Classic


The Collingwood


The Collingwood



Photos by Güte Shepherd Huts


By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Emory Kurysh - January 5, 2015 Reply

Love! Want! Finally, a product for us Canadian dreamers.

Nancy @ Little Homestead in Boise - January 5, 2015 Reply

WOW, WOW, WOW. Just gorgeous!!! Too small for me though, gardener, canner, foodie…

fleming behrend - January 5, 2015 Reply

The wheels you put on those cabins look out of proportion. In the Pacific North West where I live the cabin would sink into the ground very fast. I don’t get the picture with the pump or the stove, both not functional?
Other than that, the interior looks really nice. Looks like it could be a great guest house.

Becca - January 5, 2015 Reply

Simply Beautiful.

Carol - January 6, 2015 Reply

I want to know it they are insulated, could they be lived in fulltime. and if they can do this on a traditional dual axle trailer! Cause this is what i want!

Rick Adams - January 12, 2015 Reply

Relatively new to tiny homes but why do so few have bathrooms? Are they really habitable without?

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