As a design graduate Jack takes the design process seriously: the prototype is not simply another shepherd's hut, but it is a complete rethink of the design. It is a historical object that has a line of tradition behind it - the shepherds of old using cattle to tow it to the sheep on the high pasture in summer and live there for the season - these days are gone!
However, the object has been re-emerging in recent years with new purposes, hence the need for it to be redesigned to find its place in the modern world. Is it an office? a studio? a garden room? a writer's retreat? a coffee shop? a playroom? a spare bedroom etc,etc......... the possibilities are endless - and the choice is yours. Contact Jack with your exact requirements and he will be able to convert your vision into a beautiful shepherd's hut of uncompromising quality.
There are perhaps two reasons for the re-emergence of the shepherd's hut: firstly a nostalgic view of an attractive object from our past agricultural heritage, and also the realisation that as mobile structures, they are not subject to planning laws. You can therefore place this beautiful and iconic object where ever you choose on your property, even on your front lawn.
The exhibition model is complete and on the road .... here at the Fife Show in Cupar
CONTACT AND PRICING
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Wood burning stoves - the debate
In keeping with the historical heritage of shepherds huts, wood burning stoves are often put in them - they can look fantastic, but there is a problem. Basically the height that the flue/chimney would need to be to work correctly is far higher than looks 'cool', and a shortened flue is likely to blow back and fill the hut with fumes - not good. Jack's solution is to install electric underfloor heating, it is far safer, saves on space, and Jack can replace the lost focal point with a stunning piece of furniture.
If you really still want a wood burning stove one can be fitted separately.
Jack's solution to no wood burning stove - beautiful handmade furniture and cosy underfloor heating
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