Canopy & Stars Tiny Houses

The name of this vacation rental company in the United Kingdom might have picked the best name to describe the simplicity of staying in or living in a tiny house. Canopy & Stars have taken it a step further and offer handpicked quirky and eco-friendly small places to stay within Europe. They include tree houses, cabins, vardos, caravans, barges, yurts and more. Several of their properties caught my eye and stilled my heart: two shepherd huts on wheels in Hampshire, two shepherd’s huts located at a farm in Norfolk, and a train carriage in Wales.

Alex Evan’s Wiggly Tin shepherd huts (one pictured above) are located in Hampshire in the South Downs National Park. The huts (named Beacon and Butser) are completely off-grid and contain raised beds with storage underneath and wood-burning stoves. Showers and a bathroom are accessed in a nearby converted shepherd’s hut.

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The Victorian Gamekeeper’s Hut and the Shepherd’s Rest hut are both located in a sheep meadow on the Westfield Farm in Norfolk. They both contain double beds, wood burning stoves and storage for food and clothing. The blue Shepherd’s Rest even contains the original lambing bed which can now be used as a children’s bed. Visitors to the huts can shower and use the bathroom in a washing cabin located about 30 feet away.

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The Train Carriage is located on the Yurt Farm in Wales and was actually obtained by the owners through a swap for some organic vegetables. It has been refitted with new panelling, metalwork, a large bed, a propane stove, and a wood burning stove. The carriage has a view of a meadow and its own fire pit.

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Photos by Canopy & Stars

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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alice h - June 10, 2013 Reply

Makes me want to go travelling.

    carrie - June 15, 2013 Reply

    Ditto………….and a nice fire in the wood stove…BUT, I am a girl and we need toilet and shower!!! They are darling and well decorated!!!

Paulette - June 10, 2013 Reply

Absolutely charming and the interiors are done with such quality and good taste! Love this posting! Thank you

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Deek - June 11, 2013 Reply

Love ’em! I’d love to interview these people for my new book…..

Alex Evans - June 12, 2013 Reply

Hi There. I just wanted to let you know that the photos of the green shepherd’s hut (described as a Victorian gamekeeper’s hut) and the two interiors are actually at my campsite, Wriggly Tin, in Hampshire, UK. No hard feelings! Love your blog, by the way – keep up the good work! Alex.

    Christina - June 12, 2013 Reply

    Hi Alex. Sorry about that! You are right. I will make the change and mention your beautiful Wiggly Tin Shepherd’s huts.

      Alex Evans - June 12, 2013 Reply

      Hi Christina. That’s really kind of you – thanks. There’s so much inspiration on Tiny House Blog, that I’m gonna have to supplement my shepherd’s huts with some other tiny places! I have a few ideas and will keep you posted! All the best, Alex.

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