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The Little Hut Co.

The Little Hut Co. builds one of a kind, personal shepherds huts.

The Little Hut Company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Herts although I design and construct them on a private site just over the border in bedfordshire near Ivinghoe.

I started as a chainsaw carver eleven years ago whilst working for a large tree surgery company.

Eventually I started gaining clients and my carvings proved popular so I became a full time chainsaw carver. That was five years ago and now I get to travel all over the UK to work on commissions and abroad to the USA taking part in shows. I have placed in many competitions and in 2014 I placed first in the European Chainsaw Carving Championships which is held every two years defending my title. I also won in 2012.


Home Office Pod Shepherd Hut

During a recent show I looked at a basic wooden hut which gave me the idea to construct my own. This evolved over the past months into the shepherd huts you see today.

During the last eleven years I have gained many skills and carving is now not my only work I do. I have been trained in green oak framing, joinery, construction techniques and wood milling. All of these including the technical cutting I am asked to do to ensure we make our shepherds huts to the highest standard possible using the best materials available. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the materials makes a very strong, quality product.

I enjoy living and working in the natural environment and I believe in preserving as many trees as possible. Therefore, we only use local timber which has fallen or been felled for safety reasons or is proven to be sustainable. All the timber used is FSC certified. We also try to use local craftsmen and businesses locally to source some of our products.


The Shepherd Huts

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Design & Construction
Pricing
FAQ
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Design & Construction of the Huts

We take pride in every hut we construct and quality comes as standard.

Chassis

The main chassis is constructed using green oak beams which have been joined using traditional mortise and tenon joints. The cast iron axles and wheels are then bolted to the frame. A treated timber frame is then added to provide a solid platform for the floor and walls. The platform is then covered in ply ready for the walls.

Our axles are fixed so the hut can be moved but require the front to be lifted when turning. The wheels can then be fitted lower making a more stable hut. This makes them lower to the ground so they are more accessible and ramps instead of steps can be fitted in small areas to allow for disabled access.

Walls

The wall frames are constructed using pressure treated timber and then covered in ply to ensure they are rigid and there is no movement. They are then covered in a breathable, waterproof membrane.

The internal walls on the basic hut are left with the exposed frame showing. On the finished hut the walls are normally insulated and then moisture resistant MDF panels are fitted and finished.

Roof

The roof is constructed using pressure treated timber then covered in ply and a waterproof membrane. The corrugated roof sheets are then painted to any colour and fitted.

The interior ceiling on the basic hut is left exposed, the finished huts are insulated and then wooden tongue and groove boards are fitted.

Flooring

The basic hut has a hardwood ply floor. Any flooring can be fitted but we recommend engineered wood flooring. We are happy to fit any flooring you would like.

Doors

We fit as standard redwood French doors which we love as it opens up the indoor space to the outside deck area. Standard wooden doors or stable doors can also be fitted. They can be painted in any colour of your choice. Hardwood windows can be fitted if required. We can quote for this.

Windows

We fit two windows as standard with one main window in one side with two openers and one small window which also opens at the end. These are also made from redwood, hardwood available if needed. Quotes on request.

Decking, porch area

Our shepherd huts are fairly unique as they have a covered porch area. These have two main support posts and a optional handrail can be fitted.

Larch decking is installed as standard. Steps to the shepherd hut are made from oak and larch.

Electrics

The show hut has underfloor heating with remote control, three double sockets, one with USB charging points and LED down lighters. These are installed by a competent electrician and a safety certificate is issued with every hut made.

Construction of Shepherd Hut
Construction of Shepherd Hut
Construction of Shepherd Hut
Construction of Shepherd Hut
Construction of Shepherd Hut
Construction of Shepherd Hut
Construction of Shepherd Hut

Pricing

Prices from £12500. Please contact us for more information, and to receive a quote.

Basic Huts Consist of:

• Oak frame with cast iron axles and wheels
• Treated timber walls cladded with waney edged larch timber
• Curved, corrugated roof painted to a colour of your choice
• Porch area decking
• Porch steps
• Ply floor (inside)
• Bare exposed framed walls (inside)
• Softwood windows and doors painted to a colour of your choice

FAQ

FAQ section coming soon.

Gallery

Gallery section coming soon.

The Little Hut Co. Introduces

Shire Pods

The Little Hut Company would like to introduce its newest product, Shire Pods.

Our unique Shire pods provide a truly unique experience, giving a new and exciting experience for children and adults alike.

All of our pods are built using quality, locally sourced materials and this ensures they will remain comfortable and in great condition for many years to come.

Built in our workshop in Bedfordshire each pod is tailor made and no two will be alike. We use local craftsmen for certain aspects of each hut, and quality is built in as standard.

Perfect for a magical, unique glamping experience, our Shire pods will truly set your site apart from the rest. They could also be used as a enchanting retreat, a tranquil studio, a unconventional home office or a spare bedroom.

We can also theme your Shire pod with bespoke chainsaw sculptures to create a one of a kind, extraordinary space. The whole front of the house could be carved with woodland animals and trees.

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Handcrafted Shire Pod Hobbit House

Handcrafted Shire Pod Hobbit House

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Bespoke Shephard Hut



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