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Hi I’m Will and, along with my cousin George, I started Blackdown Shepherd Huts in 2011 – laboriously building our first shepherd hut in my garage, using our 20 years of carpentry and bespoke building experience. Since then we have been fortunate enough to work with a lot of lovely customers, and have grown the business along the way. George moved on to specialise in property development and I now run the business with my team of skilled craftsmen and women, in our 6000 sq. ft. workshop based near Ilminster in Somerset.
Historically, Shepherd’s Huts were mobile structures that could be moved around the field to give the shepherd shelter as he tended his flock through the lambing season. They were built using whatever materials the farmer had to hand and so came in various shapes and sizes. We took our original inspiration from these original structures and adapted them for modern living, which affords you the luxury of a little more space than the original shepherd’s average of 12ft x 6ft.
We would love to meet you in person, make you a cup of tea and then show you around our display huts and our workshop, but first, as an introduction, let us tell you all about the luxury living space that is a Blackdown Shepherd Hut.
Your hut will be ready on your delivery date. We will bring it to you and put in exactly the right spot
And then the story of your hut will belong to you…
Ohhh… it’s a good question, isn’t it? We get asked this a lot (and with good reason!). So, do you need planning permission for your shepherd hut? Short answer is, it depends… Before we get further into this blog, we stress that we are not planning consultants – in...read more