About Me

We are a small family run business located on the Powis Shropshire border. We have been building 'stuff' for over 20 years. Builds range from narrow boats to our family home. We can build great garden structures, including Shepherds huts, Showmans wagons and Caravans, that make great alternatives to the traditional shed. They can be an alternative office, a spare bedroom, an adult wendy house, a potting shed, a bird hide, an attractive addition to a campsite for the new glamping craze, an alternative workshop a home cinema, or even a roadside tea wagon. Will consider building anything really, so ask away! Email davestilthouse@googlemail.com Phone: 01588 620132

Huts and Stuff

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New and Custom Huts

Completed Shepherds Huts

Others Completed Projects

New and Custom Huts

Another exciting hut delivery!!

Prices and info

Shepherds Huts

There is a 6 to 8 week turnaround on the huts. Each Hut is individual to you, built to your requirements using locally sourced timber. They are fully insulated with recycled glass rock wool with a breathable membrane on the outside. As standard in all huts are the following:
  • Small wood stove 4kw fitted
  • Double bed
  • Electrics, 240v. 12v alternative available
  • 2 double sockets
  • 4 Recessed Low energy LED lights
  • Consumer unit
  • External hook up point
  • Table: free standing or fold down
  • Shelves
  • Fully painted, choice of colours
  • Double Glazing
  • Fully insulated all round with 100mm glass wool (made from recycled glass bottles)
  • Stable door
  • Solid steel 40 mil axle
  • Painted Steel rim wheels made locally by Cambrian Foundry
  • Turning axle
  • Draw bar
  • Steps
  • Solid treated timber chassis
  • Clad in Western Red Cedar
  • Up to five opening windows
  • Solid Oak Floor
  • Exterior Carriage style outside light
  • New galvanised corrugated iron roof, plastic coated
  • Traditional forged window and door furniture.


From £10,000 for 12ft Huts.

Prices start from £6,500 for the Lite Hut,

Delivery is now charged at £1 per mile.

Internal furnishings can be altered to suit, beds replaced with a desk for an office space, less windows to create a unique home cinema.

If required hut can be built on a steel road going chassis, with pneumatic tyres, brakes etc, price on application.

You can even hire a hut for your event!

Coming soon:
Half sized huts for the smaller garden!


Can Export to Europe, and will consider further afield!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Hebridian Islands

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Recently we took one of our larger shepherd huts to the Hebridian Islands, where winds can be, so we are told, a bit hairy.

The hut included: a kitchen area, book shelves and bed with cupboards and drawers underneath. The lighting in the hut was solar powered, as well as provision for mains electric to power a fridge, and other electrical goods.

To prepare for high winds, this Shepherd’s hut was fitted with extra tie down points, on each corner. We also supplied four steel legs to provide extra stability in case of extreme weather.

The Shepherd's Hut started its journey from Mid Wales and had a whistle stop tour of England and Scotland.
The hut enjoys a view of Loch Lomond.

 The road ran out at Oban and it was getting dark, so the Shepherd's hut had to wait for the morning ferry to continue its journey.
Oban ferry port at night.
Queueing for the Ferry

On the ferry,
Eventually the hut was allowed to board for the last leg of its journey,

All that remained was to negotiate Island roads and deliver the Shepherd's hut to its final position.









 With a little help from some machines, a couple of locals and a well placed hole in a wall, the hut was soon in position and ready to meet its new owner.

The new owner is inside making a cup of tea.


Now all we needed to do was return an empty lorry back to Midwales after a celebratory beer or two.


Since arriving, the shepherd's hut has been furnished and now has a lived in look to it:




As far as we know the tie downs have yet to be used, but the legs have been fitted: