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Shepherd hut

Postby techauthorbob » 04 Feb 2018, 12:20

I have a spare set of running gear from an old trailer to either use or "it has to go", SO I have decided to look into building a mobile shepherd hut later this summer.

I want to use the existing axle etc if it needs to be moved but when parked, remove the wheels and stand it on four cast wheels. The axle ends will be hidden by small hanging flower baskets, the hitch etc will be removed and lighting will use a light board.

The overall sizes depend on material sizes, I don't plan to cut too much if avoidable.

I plan to use cladding on the outside with ply inside and Kingspan between.

I don't know yet whether to use curved corrugated tin or ply for the roof, the curved tin would determine some dimensions, so will have to check.

I saw a nice sliding/ extending bed some time ago so might use that idea.

Not sure yet if I need a sink and stove, that depends on space available, but I have. Spare wood stove that needs a home

Anybody ever made anything similar?

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Re: Shepherd hut

Postby Andyp » 04 Feb 2018, 13:44

No. but I like the sound of what you are proposing. Good luck
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Re: Shepherd hut

Postby Woodster » 04 Feb 2018, 15:57

I’ve heard that tin roofs can be a little noisy in the rain, you could use this stuff instead.

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Watershed-Roofi ... 8/p/164787

Good luck with the project, it sounds very interesting.
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Re: Shepherd hut

Postby RogerS » 04 Feb 2018, 16:01

Is this the new word for a 'Man Cave'. Bob ? :D
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Re: Shepherd hut

Postby techauthorbob » 04 Feb 2018, 18:00

No!, I have to EMPHATICALLY deny that it is a man Cave!

I now sincerely hope 'er indoors has only read the first line of this post, but I think it would make a super man cave, especially if I have room for a small barrel and hand pump, will have to investigate further very soon.

The Wickes stuff sounds good, will have a look next week.

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Shepherd hut

Postby Rod » 04 Feb 2018, 18:09

There’s a couple of Shepherd Huts let out as rooms at The Pig on the Beach at Studland. Very expensively too.

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Re: Shepherd hut

Postby will1983 » 06 Feb 2018, 16:43

Look up Laura Kampf on YouTube. She has been building a tiny house recently similar to what you are planning.
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Re: Shepherd hut

Postby techauthorbob » 10 Feb 2018, 15:28

Thanks for that, will have a look tonight.

Been working out best way to do this and have lots of sketches done.

I really want to make a legal flatbed trailer with the hut on top, then remove all unneeded Road bits when on site.

Costing up this weekend for wheels, insulation etc. will be essentially sips panels with either tin or ply roof, just looking at which one is best.

The trailer bit is easy, I used to design and build them for a living, it's trying to keep total weight down to 750 kg so that I do not have to use brakes.

It's been interesting finding out what everything weighs, some info easy to find but some really difficult.

Will post some sketches soon!

ps I also plan to make a 1:10 scale model to work out details

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Re: Shepherd hut

Postby RogerS » 10 Feb 2018, 22:17

techauthorbob wrote:....
It's been interesting finding out what everything weighs, some info easy to find but some really difficult.

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Bob



If I may digress slightly with, I hope, an interesting story to do with the weight of things ?

Many lifetimes ago I was selling workflow and imaging systems and Brown and Root were interested in the feasibility in their design office for oil platforms and invited me down to have a look at what they did and suggest any improvements that workflow and imaging might give them.

Each of the many specialists had an In and an Out tray - individually barcoded. Throughout the day, work packages would arrive and be barcoded and logged into their In Tray. They had a finite time to turn around the work package as it would be barcoded and logged from their Out Tray and woe betide anyone who were late at the end of the timeslot as the barcode logging system produced the Report. Stressful? You bet. But it gets even better.

Often the basic design concept would be done by the sales engineer on the back of a fag packet over lunch with the client. So as the design proper progressed, you'd get X-Ray metallurgy coming back to the fabrication team saying that they couldn't make Tank X of this or that shape as they couldn't test the thickness properly and so the tank would need to be a different shape. Which meant that the pipes that had been planned to go one way now had to be moved to go another way to miss the revised tank dimensions. And so round the houses they'd go again..redesigning etc. Barcoding in and out.

And the crux of the story ? Every single item had its weight and the co-ordinates as to where in the oil platform it was located. These details were then input into a spreadsheet. The output of the spreadsheet was a single diagram that had an outline in the shape of a Maltese Cross. That was the Centre of Gravity envelope and provided the big X plotted by Excel was within it then everything was hunky-dory. If it wasn't then round and round they went again.

Told them that our system wasn't suitable !
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