Bang on trend
The Elwy Valley Shepherds Hut Company are tapping into the latest consumer trend this season with their twist on traditional Shepherds Huts.
In bygone days, no two shepherd’s huts were ever the same. Each one was lovingly crafted using reclaimed items gathered from around the farm and local area, and carefully constructed to keep out the wind and the wolves. In keeping with this ethos and tradition, Elwy Valley Shepherds Hut Company build bespoke shepherds huts using skills and materials sourced from local suppliers and craftsmen. However, each hut comes with a unique decorative twist – each one features a unique and authentic, reclaimed Victorian stained glass window.
Home trend gurus Trendbible.com are predicting this trend of utilizing reclaimed architectural finds will be big in Spring/Summer 2013 – a natural extension of the ‘make do and mend’ culture that has taken hold in the UK in the last few years. In addition, Trendbible.com claim that what they call ‘Botanical Discovery’ will prove to be a major trend this year. Reflecting the appreciation of natural resources through the choice of natural, rustic wood, interior design featuring reclaimed wood will become popular due to its environmentally-friendly ethos. Victorian influence will also feature with natural objects grouped together. Inspiration will also be taken from architectural salvage and antiques. The Trend Bible also predicts that consumers will continue to look for value for money.
Steve Akred of Elwy Valley Shepherds Huts says, ‘People are increasingly looking for investments that will stand the test of time without compromising the environment. They also want to create more space for themselves and their family without having to move home, but with the knowledge they can take their hut with them if they eventually do.’
Each Elwy Valley Shepherds Hut is built on a solid oak chassis for strength and beauty and comprises pressure treated timber throughout. Built to last, owners can expect to hand their shepherds hut down through generations. Shepherds huts are suitable for a variety of uses; a handy home office, hunting or shooting base, luxury fishing hut, a teenage escape, or just a peaceful place to read, relax with a G&T and commune with nature.
Warm, windproof and wired for the modern world, each one makes a practical yet creative addition to any garden, field, wood or lakeside. And best of all, they need no planning permission, though the Elwy Valley Shepherds Hut Company recommend that you double check with your local authority first.
In an age where there’s a move towards preventing unnecessary waste and an aversion to ‘over-consumerism’, Steve sums up: ‘These days people care more about where something comes from and how it’s made. We’re proud that we’ve revived some of the old traditions. It’s a bonus that they happen to be bang-up-to-date.’
Elwy Valley Shepherds Huts start from just £9250.00. For more details, please contact Steve Akred on 07969 569541 or visit www.elwyvalleyshepherdshutco.com.