Our smallest is currently 11’6” long by 7’. It comes in a modular form. Our largest is currently 22’ long and 13” wide which includes a pull-out side. This hut also has a large wrap round balcony with rain hood.
Yes. If installed correctly by an experienced installer and with adequate stand off from combustible surfaces. Further provisions should include adequate ventilation, a suitable non-combustible hearth and carbon monoxide detector. Only the recommended fuel should be used.
Yes, the hardwood doors and windows will need some care from time to time. Hinges will need oiling. Other external timber will require maintenance. The wood burner and flue will require servicing along with any gas heating boiler/appliance.
Yes, as they are on the wheels they can be towed. Most models have chassis with integral turntables which assist with manoeuvring.
They are delivered on the back of a 30-foot crane lorry. Chains and spreader bar ensure that the hut arrives in good condition. The 11’6” modular huts are delivered flat pack and arrive on a smaller vehicle or trailer.
Yes, the modular huts are designed so that any part can be carried by two people.
Yes. All of our huts except for the 11”6’ modular huts have a toilet, shower and wash basin.
Yes, we can introduce you to a suitable contact.
No, we have never known a paying guest ask the make of a hut before committing to a booking. We would therefore strongly advise people to be careful what they pay! If it comes down to a price war in the letting market those who paid the most for their huts will not bode well.
No. However if you want to use your hut as an office, we recommend at least two 240Volt sockets.
On Grid Electricity. This is very convenient however the downside is that you lose freedom to move the hut around. Services can be expensive to install properly. There is also the cost of electricity to consider. See more on On Grid Sites.
Off Grid Electricity. This option can be dependent on the sun shining or the wind blowing. It can be expensive to set up, however once established should be cheaper than providing mains electricity. You have the freedom to move the huts around the site. See more on Off Grid Systems.
Particle boards can hold screws and nails, they are made from waste wood products (eco friendly), are easy to clean and maintain, have no natural defects, have high soundproof properties and are non-flammable.
Our Shepherd huts are very warm and designed for all year letting.
The team at Into The Wild UK are at the cutting edge of shepherd hut manufacture. We have developed a highly thermal shepherd hut with kitchen and bathroom. No more cancelling the bookings at the last minute due to frozen pipes.
The huts have the following provisions:
• Super thick insulation to the floor and roof
• Insulated walls.
• A space age thermal wrap to all surfaces.
• A metal underbelly to keep out the harshest of the conditions.
• Heated plumbing pipes with thermal controller.
• Insulated water heater housing which fixes to the rear of the hut, this also heated from the thermostat.
• Double glazing.
• Provision for a wood burning stove.
• These huts also double as a super silent space due to the level of insulation.
All of our huts are of steel frame construction on steel chassis. The sides are corrugated tin with a tin roof. It is difficult to imagine the huts not being in sound condition in 50-year time. Unlike modern caravans the shepherd hut design is timeless! Timber cladded huts will need recladding after 25 years.
In your back garden – no.
On agricultural land – yes, unless you get an exemption licence (see Wanderlust Camping Club).
There is a myth about shepherd huts not requiring planning permission as they are on wheels. This could be argued successfully if you can demonstrate that it is regularly moved (watch out for Google Earth the Eye in the sky). If you can’t give evidence that hut/-s are frequently moved the local authority could argue that the hut is a building due to its size and weight and degree of permanence. Click here to read more about planning permission.
No, our huts are steel framed and on the steel chassis. They are over twice the weight of the caravan by surface area unlike caravans. There is therefore no risk of a hut blowing over.
Yes, unless the water is drained out. The Polar model has heated pipe work for winter use.
• Are children on site?
• Are dogs allowed?
• Is there a bathroom in the hut?
• Is there electricity?
• Is there a kitchen?
• Is there a fridge?
• Is there an outdoor heated hot tub or jacuzzi?
• Is there a bbq provided?
• Is there a fire pit?
• Is wood provided for the fire/bbq?
• Anywhere to sit out or in the rain?
• Where is the nearest • shop/pub/restaurant?
• What activities are in the area?
• Where could we walk to?
• Is there any road noise?
Shepherd huts are heavy and so the minimum preparation should include the levelling off the ground and the laying out of crane type spreader pads. These are made of rubber or composite plastic and will help spread the weight of your shepherd hut. Anything laid upon the ground does not require planning permission. Where by the excavation of the ground and the laying of concrete does require planning permission as it is considered an engineering work.
The crane pads are available in several sizes. In circumstances where the land is prone to sinking in wet conditions the larger pads are recommended. These can be in the order of 1m2 or larger.
Unless sheep are grazing the land it is prudent to prevent weed growing beneath the hut by laying weed suppressing fabric prior to the crane pads. Gravel or bark can be laid on the fabric for aesthetic and also to weight it down.