A DORSET hut maker has launched their own version of a tiny house – the Hut House.
Aimed at those who need extra living space or have a liking for sustainable design, the Sixpenny Hut House was inspired by an iconic Dutch barn near the village of Sixpenny Handley.
Dorset-based master hut maker Plankbridge built the hut two-storeys tall and describes it as “an elegant solution for those who need extra space but are unable to upsize due to a squeeze on housing supply”.
Measuring 215 sq ft and clad in hard-wearing corrugated iron with windows handcrafted from sustainable sweet chestnut, the Sixpenny Hut House comes equipped with clever space-saving solutions.
There are also every modern-day comforts, including a fully fitted kitchen with open shelving and Belfast sink, integrated fridge, electric hob and plumbing for a washing machine, as well as an en-suite shower room with wash basin and WC.
A double loft bedroom accessed by oak stairs comes complete with cupboard storage and is fitted with a wide window to enjoy uninterrupted views from the comfort of your bed.
Below there is space for flexible seating and table in front of the double doors that lead on to a decked area.
The Sixpenny Hut House can be all yours for just £95,000 including VAT.
Richard Lee, co-founder and director of Plankbridge, said: “We have had double the number of customer enquiries for living space for adult children who are unable to get on to the housing ladder, as well as customers looking to accommodate carers.
“Higher build costs seem to have had the effect that many people are holding off on extensions and self-builds and are exploring alternative residential solutions.
“We believe our take on the Tiny House can help solve residential housing needs and, of course, there is also the added attraction that people can take their house with them when they move.”
Plankbridge was founded in 2000 by Richard Lee and his partner Jane Dennison and is the only manufacturer of shepherd’s huts to be endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society.
From their 15,000 sq ft workshop in Piddlehinton, the company employs a 40-strong team of master hutmakers, CAD designers, joiners, furniture makers, and paint finishers.