With students leaving University with debts in excess of £40,000 and the average age of the first time home-buyer rising to 31, many families are now choosing to install a shepherd’s hut in the garden to give returning graduates the space and independence they need while saving the necessary funds for their next move.
A traditionally crafted shepherd’s hut made by Dorset-based master hutmaker, Plankbridge, provides the perfect space for graduates to return to after three or more years at University, leaving parents free to convert the old bedroom into the office, gym or en suite bathroom that they have longed for. Combining all the benefits of living at home, such as a well-stocked kitchen and clean bathroom, with the freedom of living alone, a shepherd’s hut can also offer a comfortable space to retreat to, study and sleep during the academic holidays.
Time-honoured skills, precise craftsmanship and Victorian heritage are poured into every hut that Plankbridge makes, meaning that they will stand the test of time and can even be taken to the son or daughter’s new home when the time finally comes to leave the nest once and for all.
The Plankbridge Classic Shepherd’s Hut, complete with English oak windows and door, French oak floor and a Farrow & Ball painted interior, starts at £18,025 including VAT and measures 12', 14' or 16' long. Bespoke designs can be quoted for upon enquiry.
For more information about Plankbridge Hutmakers visit www.plankbridge.com.