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Hut Calculator

If you’re considering the rental returns of commercial hut ownership, you’ve come to the right place. We’re proud to build bespoke huts, cabins and wagons for some of the UK’s leading country hotels and unique staycation venues.

Guest demand for unusual holiday accommodation shows no sign of slowing and shepherd’s huts are infinitely flexible and portable. Depending on the layout, décor and location, they can be enchanting, romantic and even luxurious; suitable for families and couples alike. We’ve helped manoeuvre Plankbridge huts in to some beautiful rural locations that provide the perfect tonic to our busy urban lives.

Well-built shepherd’s huts can provide a prudent investment that will be around for many generations to come. When comparing the investment to a holiday cottage, the nightly rental yields are generally higher and the capital outlay is considerably lower.

The Hut Calculator

If you’re starting your own glampreneur journey, our hut calculator and checklist can help. Simply input the cost of your hut (new or second hand), nightly rate, annual running costs and occupancy level, for an idea of how long it will take to get a return on your investment.

To help calculate your running costs, we recommend considering the following checklist. Add up the costs for a year and you’ll have an approximate running cost figure to drop in to the calculator.

  • Maintenance and repairs (well-built shepherd’s huts should require little maintenance above that which you’d expect to carry out in any holiday cottage)
  • Utilities (water, electricity, oil or gas. And don’t forget wood if you have a wood burner)
  • Consumables (for example, toiletries and hampers)
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning
  • Booking site fees (remember companies like AirBnB charge a booking commission)

If you’re looking for a commercial hut partner to help realise your vision, why not get in touch?