Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Northumberland-based designer Jeremy Cosmo Davies sent me details of his shepherd's hut restoration project (pictured above and below) which he describes as a classic labour of love. The dilapidated hut - all that could be salvaged were five beams, the wheel hubs, axles, springs, hoops and part of the front bogey - was completely rebuilt over two-and-a-half years with western red cedar weatherboarding and cedar of lebanon internal panelling. It is now fitted with Kingspan insulation, double-glazing, and a kitchen area with water, electricity, oil lamps and space for a gas cooker. You can read more about it here.