Cake and Chatter in Hetty the Self-Build

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A Blackdown Shepherds Hut Tasker Self Build project for Sue

Sue and her family were looking for additional space for their home, a place that could be dual purpose for both work and play.  After a bit of a sticky situation they found themselves in, we were able to provide a solution to their situation.


Why did you decide on a Shepherd’s Hut?

Our son moved back home unexpectedly and we needed to use a bedroom that was being used as an office, we thought a shepherd’s hut would be ideal to use as an office which could be doubled up as accommodation for visiting friends and used by ourselves as a ‘holiday home at home’


What did you want from your Hut?

A mix of personal/business use.

A Blackdown Shepherds Hut Tasker Self Build project for Sue


Why did you specifically pick Blackdown Shepherd Huts?

We had been badly let down by another company and liked the look of the tasker self-built Blackdown Shepherd Hut.


A selfbuild Tasker hut from Blackdown Shepherds Hut


Did you come to our Show Garden in Somerset?

We visited the show garden and workshops a month before delivery and the coffee was great – as was the welcome! The visit to the workshop was amazing and very reassuring to see our name on the work list.


Which of our Huts did you choose and Why?

We chose the self-build tasker mainly because of the cost and being able to finish inside to our own design/needs.We enjoyed every minute of our project and the after-sales support from Blackdown was exceptional.

A Blackdown Shepherds Hut Tasker Self Build project for Sue


What was our Delivery Service of your Blackdown Hut like?

Delivery was spot on – delivered on the agreed date.We were worried as access to our property is limited but we sent photos and there were no problems at all.


How do you feel now the Hut is finished and is in place, have you used it yet?

We absolutely love our “Hetty the Hut” although she’s not being used for the original purpose (office space) as she’s far too nice!She is being used to spend time with friends and is an ideal place for ‘coffee, cakes & chats’.


A Blackdown Shepherds Hut Tasker Self Build project for Sue


What advice would you give others considering a shepherd’s hut?

Put your order in with Blackdown – we were very wary after our experience with a different supplier but Blackdown restored our faith and have been exceptionally helpful and professional from start to finish.  The product is of a very high standard and in a way we are grateful to the other company as we now have a far superior Shepherd Hut than we would have done if they had fulfilled our order.


Thank you so much Sue for the lovely photographs for Hetty the Hut.  We hope you, your family and friends have many a wonderful time enjoying her.  We may drop by ourselves for cake and a natter!



Posted on

June 13, 2024