Shepherd Hut Inspiration

A customer has sent me today a CD of their pictures of our shepherd hut, Gypsy Wagon. This is their pictorial story of the arrival, installation and final finishing of their shepherd hut that you may enjoy, the finishing is of particular inspiration if you have, or are considering this building.


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Knocking down an old shed

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Preparing the ground

Perimeter is marked out

Perimeter is marked out

Shepherd hut arrives.

Shepherd hut arrives.

Well packaged and delivered with a de-mountable forklift

Well packaged and delivered with a de-mountable forklift

Shepherd hut Chassis

Shepherd hut Chassis

Main outside rails and chassis is installed

Main outside rails and chassis is installed

All the cross members and rails are in and the floor can be laid

All the cross members and rails are in and the floor can be laid

Floor and veranda is laid

Floor and veranda is laid

Walls and front and rear 'apexes' are fitted

Walls and front and rear ‘apexes’ are fitted

Roof hoops are fitted

Roof hoops are fitted

Steps and veranda parts are installed

Steps and veranda parts are installed

Roof boards are nailed onto the hoops

Roof boards are nailed onto the hoops

NOTE:

The beauty of our Shepherd huts / Gypsy wagons is that they can be customised to whatever you want and this is why so many customers buy our buildings and several businesses exist because of it.

Up to the picture above this was a standard install and now it gets interesting.

Mr U now started to make his own modifications and changes. The following is non standard and not supplied by us but may inspire your own build.

Ignoring our supplied roofing felt Mr U is using a corrugated roofing material

Ignoring our supplied roofing felt Mr U is using a corrugated roofing material

Paint starting to be applied in traditional colours

Paint starting to be applied in traditional colours

Additional battens in the walls and laminate flooring is installed. An electrical circuit is also now in place.

Additional battens in the walls and laminate flooring is installed. An electrical circuit is also now in place.

A stunning oak laminate floor fitted on top of the standard floor

A stunning oak laminate floor fitted on top of the standard floor

Insulation boards fitted in the wall panels.

Insulation boards fitted in the wall panels.

Timber clad lining is being fitted

Timber clad lining is being fitted

Tongue and groove timber lining - we can also supply lining boards of 18mm and 27mm if asked.

Tongue and groove timber lining – we can also supply lining boards of 18mm and 27mm.

Lining complete and starting to paint for the final finish.

Lining complete and starting to paint for the final finish.

Further painting

Further painting

The finished Shepherd hut / Gypsy Wagon.

There has been a huge amount of work in this project but with building of this standard often sold in excess of £10,000 a little work yourself can pay off if you have the time and DIY skills.

These are the finished pictures:

Frosted glass motif in the rear window

Frosted glass motif in the rear window

A stunning writing desk feature

A stunning writing desk feature

Looking towards the rear of the shepherd hut - an amazing finish.

Looking towards the rear of the shepherd hut – an amazing finish.

The completed Hut - Stunning!

The completed Hut – Stunning!

Thank you Mr U for taking the time to photograph and send me these pictures. I hope my present was thanks enough for the inspiration you have given.

To see other customer experiences, build and ideas with our products, this page links several of them together: Pictorial Tuin Reviews

We also have a new version of this Shepherd Hut with doors in the side: Shepherd Hut Deluxe

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  1. Really appreciate the time taken to take and add these pictures. Very interesting. Some reviews are also extremely helpful.

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