In bygone days, agricultural workers working away from the farm were often accommodated in huts; be this a shepherd during lambing, a game keeper on a large estate, or a gillie on a valuable stretch of river. There were of course manufacuters of huts, but very often these quirky little abodes were fashioned on the farm from surplus materials.
Hand built on the farm in the tiny village of Bodiam in East Sussex, our huts are based on the idea of an old Shepherd’s hut. What makes them unique in today’s market is that (in true agricultural fashion) they are built using reclaimed, recycled and locally sourced materials wherever possible. The aim of this is to make them of the lowest possible environmental impact. The huts are constructed using recylcled chassis from touring caravans (this also makes them considerably more manoeuverable than those on traditional iron wheels), the roofs are made from an old corn bin, and the timber for the work tops and seat covers is sourced from sustainable woods on the farm (as is the wood for the fires). The remaining timber used in the construction is all from responsibly farmed forests. The paint is ’Farrow and Ball’ with are dyed using natural pigments. The 12volt lighting system is powered via a solar panel on the roof.
Our huts offer a beautiful space to relax and the piece of mind that this is not to the detriment of the enviroment in which they are placed. They are finished to an exceptionally high standard, and whilst offering the user the experience of life in these traditional quirky little homes, the odd modern day convenience like a gas hob and electric lighting make an idyllic idea a usable and comfortable reality.