Whether you blame “Brexit” or not, the general desire to have a “staycation” as opposed to a “vacation” is growing as we explore more of our beautiful country. the increasing availability of great places to stay includes holiday cottages, B&B’s, hotels, static caravans, yurts, camping pods and more.
But there is very much a new kid on the block. The increasingly popular Shepherds Hut is becoming a real winner when placed somewhere private and secluded. And we think they are great.
So the question “do you transport Shepherd Huts” is something we hear a little more often than we used to. At Sussex Transport we are pleased to say “YES, we do transport Shepherd Huts”. Whether it is a new one direct from the manufacturer to showgrounds, from manufacturers to their first homes or whether it’s secondhand ones from anywhere to anywhere – we transport them all over the UK.
Below is a little gallery of a recent Shepherds hut move we have carried out. Using a spreader beam to even the load and stop pinching the unit can be lifted, transported and repositioned with skill into its new home.
Originally Shepherd Huts were primarily used in the United Kingdom since the 15th century and often made of corrugated iron tops and sides with strong axles and iron wheels to withstand the constant movement going from field to field, they consisted of a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, sitting room and storeroom all rolled into one. The designs vary but all were constructed to provide the shepherd with practical and durable accommodation. The old huts had a stove in one corner for warmth and cooking, and a window on each side so the shepherd could see the flock. A hinged stable door which was always positioned away from the prevailing wind enabling him to hear the flock,
Their usage peaked in the late 19th century and then dwindled in the 20th century with the introduction of mechanised farm machinery and electric power.
These days however Shepherd Huts have made a comeback and along with yurts have become ever popular with the younger generation acting as a better-equipped option to the outdated option of a tent at festivals as well as glamping accommodation for holidays away with or without the dog but definitely without the kids!!
They too have also become the alternative choice to a summer house, shed or workshop adding a little bit of interest to your own back gardens.
So whatever your reason for wanting to move your shepherd hut give us at Susssex Transport a call and let us talk you through your transportation options… we can accommodate your needs anywhere within the UK.