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A contemporary take on the old-fashioned shepherd’s hut

by • April 13, 2016 • No Comments

English firm Contemporary Shepherd Huts not long ago accomplished its latest tiny house. The unnamed dwelling boasts all the rustic charm of the old-fashioned shepherd’s hut, but adds a few modern touches, that include a generous skylight, kitchen, and bathroom with shower.

  • English tiny house firm Contemporary Shepherd Huts not long ago accomplished an updated take on the shepherd hut
  • As standard, all Contemporary Shepherd Huts' versions are based on a steel chassis, with cast-iron wheels ...
  • The exterior is clad in corrugated steel
  • Access is gained via one large door

Shepherd’s huts were traditionally utilized as a convenient way to get a few shut-eye after a long day’s work on the field, but with the advent of modern farming practices, they’re obsolete. They do yet manufacture an beautiful basis for a tiny house, yet – as shown by Canadian firm Güte.

Contemporary Shepherd Huts manufactures units to order that can be utilized as an extra
bedroom, office or, like the version pictured, a fully-fledged tiny house. Each is based on a steel chassis and sports cast iron wheels and draw bar. The floor is decked in reclaimed pine and the exterior is clad in corrugated steel. Double-glazed windows, foam and glass wool insulation store the chill at bay.

The version pictured is topped by a long skylight that runs the length of the home, offering ample effortless daylight. The skylight create is really intricate and comes with shading slats to ensure the interior will not become too hot in summer.

On the interior, the dwelling showcases a plush modern bathroom, accessed via a rusted pocket (sliding) door, with patterned zinc shower cubicle, toilet, and sink. The kitchen area showcases two hobs, a fridge freezer, and sink, while elsewhere in the tiny home lies a dining area and a bedroom. There’s in addition a tiny veranda space at the front of the home.

“Designing and manufacturing tiny spaces is my passion, I like working inside the constraints of limited space,” says Contemporary Shepherd Huts boss Thomas Alabaster. “It is a challenge and one that forces you to be quite considered in your choices, that frequently produces the one-of-a-kind character of a place. The spaces I create are tailor created for my clients, so that the assembling reflects its surroundings and the folks who use it.”

We have reached out to confirm the price and availability of the shepherd’s hut pictured, but Contemporary Shepherd Huts typically begin at £10,000 (US$14,156).

Source: Contemporary Shepherd Huts via Treehugger


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