The ultimate shepherd’s hut.
The Gute shepherd hut is luxury found in simplicity, in going back to the essentials. It kindles your imagination and gives you room to invest in yourself.
During the 19th and 20th century shepherds followed flocks to different parts of the countryside; as one field was left fallow to regrow, another was getting fertilized and eaten by the sheep. To withstand the harsh conditions during the transhumance farmers used shepherd’s huts, which reached a peak in the late 19th Century and dwindled in the 20th century with the advent of mechanised farm machinery and electric power.
Even though you are probably not a shepherd, the off-the-grid house movement might inspire you to go greener and adopt a simpler lifestyle; or maybe you need a moveable studio, home office or extra room for guests. Inspired by the traditional huts that actual shepherds used, the Gute Shepherd Hut brings that old-fashioned aesthetic that will make your backyard feel like you just crossed a portal to a timeline from over a century ago, and almost without having to sacrifice any modern day amenities!
The Shepherd Hut measures 2.1 m (7 ft) wide, with the length determined by the customer, though they recommend a length of either 3.6 m (12 ft) or 4.8 m (16 ft). Walls and floor are made out of wood, for the roof you can choose between cedar or corrugated steel. Furniture includes a folding hardwood desk, a kitchen unit, sofa bed, bunk beds, and a bookcase. To finish up the vintage look, the wheels are made with cast-iron, and a hand-pumped solid brass sink and a brass miner’s lamp can be ordered.
Starting at around US$ 29,000 plus delivery, the Shepherd’s Hut is wired to operate from a battery, generator, extension cord or an optional solar array. A wood burning stove or an ethanol fireplace can be fitted, though they cost extra. Operating from Canada, the German designers and craftsmen team that brought us this picturesque and fancy prefab hut have proved that sometimes you don’t need a DeLorean to time travel.