Hut Builder were approached by a customer to create a simple, bespoke off-grid tiny home that would fit in perfectly with existing cabins nestled in a beautiful little spot in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
This tiny home needed to be towable over rough ground to reach secluded spots for guests to enjoy in the summer months. As a result the design incorporated more ground clearance than usual.
Working to a tight budget and planning requirements, this tiny home represents a ‘bare-bones’ build using reclaimed windows and door with various materials including sheep’s wool insulation provided by the customer. It will soon be available for rent and we can thoroughly recommend it for an off-grid escape.
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It’s been a while since we built a more traditional shepherd’s hut and this one will certainly offer a little bit of luxury for guests when finished: double bed, Salamander Hobbit woodburner, oak interior doors, shower, WC, kitchen with under-counter fridge freezer, gas hobs, microwave and a neat multi-function sink. copper conduit for the ceiling lights, oak folding table, TV. You’ll even have a couple of Alpaca for neighbours!
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Designed to meet the harsh conditions of the North Cornwall coast, this hut features a Gambrel roof, sheltered porch, Windysmithy Wendy stove, gas hob and stainless sink in an Ash worktop and a large double-glazed window to take in that stunning coastline. Seating for 2 on the sofa to kick back after a long day at the beach and catch up with a box-set on the TV. Plenty of storage space for wetsuits and beach gear despite living the tiny home dream.
Watch this space… soon to be available to let, perched above Bude, Cornwall.
It’s always great to do something new, and Hetty the Horsebox was certainly a challenge. Starting with a neglected horse lorry with no sides, a leaky roof and plenty of rotten timber, Hetty now has a new lease of life on the Bird’s Farm. Complete with a Chilli Billie stove, compact kitchenette with reclaimed sink, worktop and fold out table, over-the-cab bed, solar lighting and USB charging she’s got a bright future ahead of her!
Although it might not be a legal requirement to get a solid fuel stove installed by a HETAS engineer in a non-domestic setting, it’s a good idea. Small spaces, made of combustible materials that are regularly slept in by paying guests or loved ones aren’t the ideal place to ‘have-a-go’ at installing a stove.
Luckily Hut Builder are here to help. We are working with local stove and flue suppliers to find the ideal stove and flue system for your small space. As a registered HETAS installer Hut Builder can install your stove to meet current standards and give you the piece of mind needed for a good, warm, night’s sleep!
Our current favourites are the Salamander Hobbit and the Chilli Billie from Chilli Penguin. Both are great little stoves made in the UK, ideal for a shepherd’s hut, glamping pod or canal boat.
Prices vary depending on the stove chosen and flue system required.
As well as new installations we can also service existing solid fuel stoves and flue systems.
If you would like to discuss the options for your small space, please get in touch with Neil on 07805 166412 or email email@example.com