Plankbridge Hutmakers has been building and restoring shepherds huts since 2000 when owners Richard Lee and Jane Dennison discovered an early shepherd’s hut near Thomas Hardy’s cottage in Dorset. They were instantly inspired to bring an old Wessex tradition back to life with the help of Richard’s training from John Makepeace’s Hooke Park College.
It was soon evident that these Victorian huts are ideal for providing useful contemporary spaces for offices and everything from spare bedrooms to artist’s studios.
To date, Plankbridge shepherd’s huts have been created for Daylesford Organic, The Pig Hotel, Humble by Nature, The National Trust and River Cottage HQ. What’s more, Plankbridge won a silver medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 and exhibited with a trade stand in May 2014.