All about Lincolnshire Shepherd Huts

A DEDICATED FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS IN THE HEART OF LINCOLNSHIRE

Hello and welcome to our website

We are a husband and wife team, Jamie & Karly, and we founded our business in 2018. Absolutely everything we do comes from the heart and what started off as a passion has now turned into a flourishing business.

Inspired by our two young daughters, we have always dreamed of having a family business, so we can spend more time together and allow our girls to play an integral part in our journey.

The people behind Lincolnshire Shepherd Huts

HI I'M Jamie.

"I have over 20 years carpentry experience, learning all there is to know from my father Piers, helping him build things in the workshop from the age of four. Being creative and designing just comes naturally. I’m always willing to try something new. I love making ideas a reality. Off-grid living is a passion Karly and I have always shared, and this was how Lincolnshire Shepherd Huts was born."

HI I'M Karly.

"I have a strong background in design and marketing. Im responsible for managing your complete hut build, from start to finish. I’ll ensure all your requirements are met and every detail is accounted for. I get the fun part, helping you choose your colour schemes, fixtures and fittings and of course the intricate, personal details that make your hut your own."

We’d love to design and build your dream hut for you…

Beautiful Lincolnshire

We are based in the heart of Lincolnshire offering an abundance of natural resources for us to use while making our Shepherd Huts. Lincolnshire is a beautiful and varied county with a bright future and a fascinating past. It’s also one of the largest in England, stretching almost 100 miles from the magnificent Humber Bridge in the north to Georgian Stamford in the south. Lincolnshire is imbued with history, dating back to before the arrival of the Roman Empire.

Lincolnshire is truly one of the nation’s best kept secrets, and we’re proud of our heritage and committed to spreading the word about our great county. If you’re not familiar with what Lincolnshire has to offer, we thoroughly recommend a visit.

www.visitlincoln.com

A brief history of Shepherd’s Huts

The shepherd’s hut has been used since the 15th century, primarily in the UK and France, for sheep raising and lambing. Use of shepherd’s huts by farmers reached a peak in the late 19th century and dwindled in the 20th century with the advent of mechanised farm machinery and electric power reaching even remote farms.

The shepherd’s hut was a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, sitting room and storeroom all rolled into one. They provided 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, enabled him to hear the flock, and strong axles with cast iron wheels were used to withstand the constant movement from field to field.

Luxury living tailored just for you…

We are both so passionate about our work and creating designs that really pay homage to the historic origins of the Shepherds Hut. We listen to exactly what you want and offer you a bespoke design package tailored just for you and allow you to oversee the build throughout. Our mission is your mission!