We love to create the self-build shepherd hut kits for our customers, and their journeys from start to finish fill us with joy – we know how thrilling it is to complete a build and enjoy the final product.

If being hands-on, working with wood and your tool-box, following instructions, and getting an enormous sense of satisfaction is your thing, then welcome to the world of the self-build shepherd hut – the DIY dream!
Our customers have loved being instrumental in the creation of their family rooms, garden dens, beauty huts, and glamping retreats with their self-build huts.
Don’t take our word for it….. here’s their DIY testimonies in their own words!
The quality of all the materials from the cast iron wheels to the oak steps are first class. Good attention to detail in the design and all the materials and fixings, with spares, were delivered in one consignment. I would recommend Blackdown for their first class design and quality of their shepherds huts.’ The Tribe Family
The Blackdown videos impressed me for quality of materials and build ability. Having items like the doors and windows already assembled in their frames was a great advantage. Also, the wall framing assembled in four pieces, the curved roof frame, and parts of the chassis in kit form led me to believe the assembly of the hut was within my skill set.’ Ian Hunter
It’s been a very rewarding process from start to finish with many challenges, but none that was going to defeat us! We started construction the day before the ‘beast-from-the-east’ hit us at the end of February and finished it in mid May with the commissioning of the Chilli Penguin stove which also heats the water for the shower and basins. It was not a full-time build but more something that I turned to when able.’ The McClung Clan
We found Blackdown online and were surprised that they sold a self build option, which was perfect for us! My husband said he could build it and it was a fraction of the cost. The whole kit came neatly packed on a trailer. We had a work party with friends in the village to help move it into the garden, followed by a BBQ.’ Liz and family
After receiving our self-build kit form hut in late March my husband, dad, and dad’s friend started building it, which was so much fun! I loved seeing it change every day when I got back from work, and being able to tweak things here or there/add in bits along the way.’ Chloe Dunn
DIY dreams can come true!