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Huts to Hunker Down In

Snug vs Cabin

Choosing a shepherd’s hut can sometimes be a little overwhelming, with different styles to choose from where should you begin on your shepherd hut journey? Snugs and cabins are our most popular, but do you know the difference between the two?

Our shepherd’s huts are based closely on the proportions of the original Victorian shepherd's huts – The Snug being a modern version of what Thomas Hardy would be familiar with while The Cabin stretches the proportions and is even more contemporary, providing that much needed extra space that comes with modern living.

All Plankbridge huts are built for a wide range of contemporary uses. A Plankbridge hut can be used for a variety of purposes, which in the past have included a playroom, office, artist’s studio and holiday home. Before you decide how to use yours, you’ll need to decide which of our huts will suit you and your family best.

Will it be The Snug or The Cabin?

We’ve created a handy comparison between our huts so you can see which is your best option with ease.


The Snug

The Cabin


Single / Double

Double / King








Wood Burner or Radiator

Wood Burner and /or Radiator


12 x 6.8 feet

14 x 8.5 feet


Wriggly Tin or Timber

Wriggly Tin or Timber


240v or off-grid 12v solar

240v or off-grid 12v solar


From £19,000

From £22,100


All Plankbridge Shepherd Huts come with a 20-year guarantee, are fully insulated and have been handcrafted.

To discover more about our handcrafted huts and cabins, or for a quote please book a workshop appointment here.