It’s been a hectic few months so apologies for not updating this sooner. We’ve been working on a project that is a bit larger than normal – a 26′ x 10′ cabin clad in charred larch (shou-sugi-ban) – as well as looking stunning this gives the timber fantastic preservative qualities. This cabin has been designed around the client’s specification which has been a fantastic journey – the interior really evolved into the finished article. I dread to think how many WhatsApp messages were exchanged as we built this without actually ever meeting in person!!
The finished cabin is unique, as our delivery driver commented ‘am I taking it to Oregon?’, yet with the art-deco inspired interior it could be at home on Long Island. Fortunately for us we won’t need a long-haul flight to go and stay in it – just a short hop over the Severn bridge to the Somerset Levels.
I’ve had the idea for this tiny house floating around in my head for a couple of years, a super-tiny, reclaimed, upcycled quirky tiny house. With the Covid-19 lockdown came the chance and a rare bit of free time to start building. Coincidentally a TV production company were looking for projects to get involved with, and our neighbours at Ty Gwyn Cider were looking to get a glamping business up and running. The stars were in alignment and the Cider Shack is the result of this.
Interior features include a reclaimed Ash worktop, Oak and a steel heatshield from the Cider farm, steel storage totes from an old engineering workshop, a Salamander Hobbit multifuel stove. Full sized double bed on a mezzanine floor. It’s amazing what can be squeezed into such a small hut and we can’t wait to give it a try once the glamping business is up and running.
Work on the shepherd’s hut at the Waen has finished. Owners Rachael and Mike have now added the finishing touches and it’s one cosy looking cabana. 2 friendly alpaca (Alun and Owen) live in the paddock next to the hut hence the name. Have a look or book by visiting their website:
This 6m x 2.4m shepherds hut manages to squeeze in a full-size double bed with storage, TV, folding oak table, kitchen with sink, twin gas hob, under counter fridge, microwave, LPG boiler, water filtration system, Salamander Hobbit 4kW woodburner on a slate hearth, wardrobe, shower, WC, heated towel rail and washbasin – everything you could possibly need for a luxurious glamping getaway!