Up until a short while ago, had no idea about what a shepherds hut was. Whilst was not alone in my ignorance, there are in reality an increasing amount of people that are purchasing them as trendy things for their own gardens. Aesthetically the traditional huts were not that appealing to the eye. They have been built to be practical rather than pretty the huts were designed to give warmth and shelter from throughout winter and early spring to shepherds who had to be near their flocks during lambing time. Yet currently, restored or new shepherds huts have a tendency to be a bit more satisfying on the eye.
Before modern fertilizers came together, farmers could use their flocks of sheep to fertilise their fields by natural means. It was easier to move their flocks from field to field, than it had been to cart their farm yard manure around. For that reason as the sheep relocated from field to field, so did the demand for the shepherds hut to do the same, and therefore that is why their huts were constructed on wheels. A hut was essentially a portable home for shepherds. The hut would have windows to all sides for him to watch through, and would use stable doors for access. The hut itself will probably have a corrugated roof on top of a sturdy wooden frame, sat on 4 big wheels for immovability.
Within the shepherd could have a basic bed and a cast iron stove for heating, preparing food and boiling hot water? It might have been basic, but it provided warmth and comfort through these frosty spring nights. Nowadays, with their painted exteriors, solid oak flooring and Furnished interiors, contemporary shepherds huts have become a must have accessory for the upmarket garden. They are used as playhouses, offices and vacation houses. It would appear the only people who do not desire them is shepherds Pavilion Tents, Pergolas, Maharajah and Raj Tents come in India and have a tendency to be elaborately hand-made and decorated to symbolize total affluence of its owner with flowing cotton and silk fabrics.
Inhabitants of those tents were often strong and noble. Tips, Tepees and Wigwams were developed by American Indians to match their nomadic lifestyle in the 1800’s. The chimney has been included in the design to allow for ventilated central seats and open fire place, making them warm, comfortable, sociable and easy to pack away. Part of their modern day magic is that they enable us to take a trip Back to quiet times gone by, times that although tough were easy and stress free.