Monthly Archives: June 2015

We’re now on Pinterest!

Last night I created some hutting related boards on Pinterest: So far there’s a mix of photos pinned from the hutters.uk blog and repins of pictures other people have pinned to Pinterest already. Advertisements

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Grizedale Forest

The log cabin photo that I use as the header image here and on Facebook is one I took at the Forestry Commission’s Grizedale Forest not far from the visitors’ centre. Grizedale is between Coniston Water and Windermere in the Lake … Continue reading

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“How to build your dream cabin in the woods” by J. W. Fears

The full title of this book is “How to build your dream cabin in the woods: the ultimate guide to building and maintaining a backcountry getaway”. In some ways it’s quite similar to “Cabinology” in that it’s about design decisions and … Continue reading

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Shed of the Year 2015, Episode 1 roundup

Last Sunday Channel 4 showed the first episode of this year’s Shed of the Year competition, with the “Normal Sheds” and “Eco Sheds” categories. “Eco” included Cormac’s Bothy (follow the link for lots of photos) which is a handbuilt, round-log cabin … Continue reading

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“Rustic retreats: A Build-it-yourself Guide” by David and Jeanie Stiles

This is American book from 1998 has twenty four designs for wooden structures you can build yourself. These include ten types of hut, but also lean-to shelters, tree houses, lookout towers, and rafts. There are also sections on basic skills including … Continue reading

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Holtsfield and Owensfield on the Gower Peninsula

Holtsfield and Owensfield are two of the chalet fields of the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, originally dating back to the decades before the Second World War that saw similar “hutting” and “plotlands” developments across Britain. The chalets were holiday … Continue reading

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“Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties” by D.C. Beard (1914)

“Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties” is a quite remarkable book from 1914. Daniel Carter Beard was one of the founders of scouting in America and wrote and illustrated the book based on his first-hand experience organising scout camps. It is packed … Continue reading

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