The way to expand your day-to-day space is to look beyond the four walls of normalcy, to discover ways of increasing your space without losing the intimacy of the moment.

Here at Blackdown Shepherd Huts, we want you to be able to unleash those mindset shackles that are often associated with small spaces and their ‘boundaries’, and discover the benefits of creating ways to bring the outside closer to the inside because we all know that bringing the outdoors into your everyday life can significantly improve your wellbeing in various ways.


Photo: Ben Carpenter Photography

Dip a Toe

Bringing outdoor baths into your wellness routine can be a wonderfully rejuvenating experience for both the body and mind.  It’s also a really simple way to expand the area you relax in, without taking away from the character and feel of your shepherd’s hut.⁠ Select a serene outdoor setting near your hut, somewhere nestled in nature for you to enjoy and allow the warmth of the water to soothe away the stresses of a day.  Open your eyes to all that you see and your ears to all that you hear. Calm your breathing and slowly unwind as you connect to your surroundings.

Enhance the experience with aromatherapy by adding a few drops of essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus to the water, further promoting relaxation and stress relief. Whether solo or shared with loved ones, outdoor baths offer a tranquil sanctuary to unwind, connect with nature, and nurture your overall well-being and provide you with views that expand beyond those of a normal tub.

Expand through Forest Bathing

The art of Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a Japanese practice that involves immersing yourself in a forest environment, engaging all the senses to experience nature fully. Spend time walking slowly among trees, observing their beauty, and connecting with the natural world around you.

Breath Work

Breathwork holds the potential to elevate overall well-being. At its core, breathwork encompasses various techniques focused on intentional breathing patterns, fostering a deeper connection between mind, body, and spirit. Through conscious manipulation of the breath, individuals can unlock a myriad of physical, emotional, and mental benefits.  Take a matt outside your shepherd hut to begin this process, remember to set your intentions, turn off all distractions, be comfortable and set a timer.  Let the sounds of nature provide you with a soothing background as you practice your technique.


If you’d love to have outdoor bathing form part of your shepherd hut experience then we can help.  We have a variety of photos on our gallery from both home-based customers and established glamping entrepreneurs as well as a variety of inspiration on Instagram. Or why not contact us to view our display huts here at Blackdown Shepherd Huts HQ.



Blackdown Brace Shepherd Hut

Blackdown Brace Shepherd Hut at Dimpsey with Sitting Spiritually Tree Swing