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Thinking inside the box, to make a hut a home

Amy Brice


Whether escaping the elements, watching the first buds of spring or retreating for some summer shade, the timeless 12’ by 6’6” footprint of a shepherd’s hut from Dorset-based master hutmaker, Plankbridge, is a remarkably versatile space to transform into a beloved bolthole. Ever faithful to the shepherd’s hut’s Victorian heritage, with its distinctive cast iron wheels and corrugated iron exterior, Plankbridge’s craftsmen continue to reimagine this humble hut on wheels for the modern world.

From offices to bedrooms and studios to playrooms, each shepherd’s hut interior is designed around its owner’s needs, with windows and doors positioned to ensure that the natural landscape can be savoured while huddled up in the hideaway. Inventive storage solutions and carefully selected fixtures and fittings, such as undersized Belfast sinks and wood burning stoves, mean every inch is utilised, while the huts can even be transformed from work spaces to spare bedrooms, with the installation of fold out beds and desks.

While the shepherd’s hut’s classic exterior blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings, the interior is brought to life with individually sourced soft furnishings and colour schemes using Farrow & Ball paint. Each hut becomes a personalised place to retreat, unwind or get creative, whatever the season, bringing its owners that little bit closer to the great outdoors. 

For more information about Plankbridge Hutmakers visit www.plankbridge.com.