The much loved traditional Shepherd’s Hut was cold, draughty, noisy and dark. They were built to protect a shepherd from the worst of the weather while he or she tended the flock. A Plain Hut is a warm, snug, contemporary and airy space. These shepherd’s huts are built with care and use the best materials available to create a beautiful space for you and your family. Space to have guests, space to work, space to create, space to entertain, space to think.
At Plain Huts, we build to your specifications. We can adapt the design to your requirements. Your shepherd’s hut will be bespoke. Take a look at the gallery to get some ideas.
Plain Huts is a family business based in Wiltshire on the Salisbury Plain, hence ‘Plain’ huts! We specialise in building bespoke shepherds huts that are beautiful, functional and contemporary. The huts incorporate the romance of the past with their massive cast iron wheels and curved tin roof; the practicality of double glazing and closed cell foil backed insulation; and finally, the use of clean lines and modern materials such as Western Red Cedar cladding.
Our huts come in three basic sizes that can be adapted to suit your requirements. For example, we can add an amazing en-suite wet-room, a veranda with a wood burning stove, or an exterior storage area for all those extras: the charcoal, the paddling pool, the sail shade etc. etc.
When installing a shepherd’s hut in your garden, you will not need planning permission except in exceptional circumstances. Your hut will arrive complete, we will position it as you want it and by the end of the day, you will be able to use it. No form filling, no foundations, no builders, no hidden extras.
Your Plain Hut is made in such a way as to need little maintenance. The Cedar will age naturally, gently silvering as the years go by, the aluminium powder coated windows will not shrink and expand, the engineered flooring has top layer of 6mm oak.
Like the original shepherd’s huts, a Plain hut will remain with your family for many many years giving enjoyment to generations and adapting to their changing needs. From play house to office to granny flat this investment really will provide you and your family with ‘space for life’