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Welcome to
Highland Cosy Cabins

Primarily we are builders of bespoke handcrafted luxury Shepherds Huts on vintage cast iron wheels, but we also build small glamping cabins, offices, saunas and can undertake van conversions too.  

Based in the Highlands of Scotland, we are exposed to some of the harshest weather conditions in the country, and as such careful consideration has been taken to ensure our huts and cabins are completely protected from all the elements. So, whether you're after a simple reading room for your garden, or self contained accommodation for use as an extra income, you can be sure our huts are built to handle the Highlands!

Handbuilt in the Highlands of Scotland!

What Is a Shepherd's Hut?

Traditionally a Shepherd's Hut was used during lambing season as a shelter from the elements. It would have been a small, functional space that was able to be towed by horses to remote field locations and usually built with whatever materials the farmer had available at the time. The shepherd could keep a keen eye on his flock from the hut, which provided him with the basic essentials. A place to cook and dine, stay warm, grab a cuppa and lay his head down. Other iterations of these types of portable living spaces include the Showman's, Gypsy and Roadman's Wagons.

Shepherds Huts have many uses in our modern world. From home office, artist and craft workshop, yoga or workout studio, fishing bothy, hunting lodge, children's playroom or as extra accommodation for visiting relatives, returning students, or even paying guests.

With the above in mind, our aim is to provide high quality, hand crafted huts and cabins for use all year round. Inspired by the tradition, built using modern techniques and materials. With all the luxuries and modern convieninces, whatever you're after we can create the ultimate hut for you. 

The perfect addition to your garden, plot, farm or woodland.

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Glamping

With there being so much to see and do in the Highlands, it is no surprise that more and more tourists are choosing to visit this wonderful part of the world. There's no better time to capitalise on the increasing number of people visiting by adding a luxury glamping Hut to your existing accommodation, or start a new venture to generate extra income. An added bonus is that they don't take up much needed residential accommodation!

Hot Sauna

Coming Soon...

The Sauna Hut 

Available for purchase soon, a range of handcrafted sauna huts! 

 

Whether your after a stand alone unit for home and garden use, or are looking for a unique addition to your glamping site, the perfect way to unwind, relax and reset. All saunas will be built and designed for Off Grid use too so no power, no worries!

 

Get in touch with us today for more information.

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The Build

We have worked in the elements when building our huts outside, so know the conditions these wee cabins have to endure in the Scottish Highlands! For this reason we have developed a few alternative methods that you wouldn't see from a competitors Shepherd Hut:

Roof

We can offer a range of roof finishes, from the traditional rolled corrugated steel, to Fiberglass, EPDM Rubber, Living Roof, or even hard metal roofing such as Zinc and Copper. Each have their own benefits. Why not get in touch today to discuss options?

Some more interesting bits to know:

  • We use reclaimed cast iron wheels that are well over 50 years old, have stood the test of time and add a rustic touch, in keeping with the tradition and rural nature of a shepherd's hut.

  • Our wooden Chassis is fixed and built from heartwood, the core of the tree.

  • The hut is double wrapped in a waterproof, breathable membrane and fully insulated- floor, walls and ceiling with EarthWool, which is made using recycled glass bottles.

  • The standard exterior finish is Highland Larch, which can be left untouched for many years with no maintenance and will naturally go silver over time.

  • Alternatively it can be treated with UV protective oils to maintain it's warm colour, painted in the colour of your choice or finished in our signature distressed paint work-

  • We can price Cedar and Oak cladding on request.

  • We can provide a range of plastic, composite or handmade wooden windows and doors, all are fully double glazed. This means we can offer many different styles and configurations to suit your style, budget and location.

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