About The Hutmaker
The Hutmaker are shepherds hut builders from lovely Leominster!
“The Hutmaker” is Dave Hill (the one with a beard), his right hand man Lewis (the one casually leaning against a compost toilet), plus a small team of additional shepherds hut builders who lend a hand as and when more hands are needed. He is helped by his partner Sara.
We are based in Leominster, Herefordshire, close to the borders of Shropshire, Worcestershire and mid Wales. It really is one of the most beautiful corners of the UK, and the perfect backdrop for relaxing retreats.
All shepherds huts are built to order by Dave and Lewis. Although there are some standard layouts and specs here on the website, anything goes. Just let us know what you require.
Dave has worked as a multi-trade builder for the past 25 years, specialising initially in carpentry. He started The Hutmaker in 2021 after staying in a shepherds hut himself and thinking… “Ooo this is nice. I want to make one!” And then he did. And it turns out people liked it and wanted one for themselves. It was as simple as that really.
For anyone that doesn’t know, and there aren’t many people that don’t now, did Dave tell you he is a massive Star Wars fan? May the farce be with you, Dave 😉
And just so you know, Dave’s hobby is workshop tinkering – man shed style – and he reckons there’s nothing he can’t design or build. Challenge him!
EDIT: Dave also wants it pointed out that he is incredibly handsome (?)
Lewis’ main trade is joiner, and his passion is making fancy boxes, cabinets and furniture. He is however multiskilled and gets roped into all things construction.
Things you might want to know about Lewis:
- He has a habit of old man whistling around the workshop, and for someone who likes obscure off beat music from the 1920s onwards, his bizarre fall back tune is “We don’t have to take our clothes off” by Jermaine Stewart. No one knows why, including Lewis.
- In his spare time he takes electronic organs apart and makes synthesizers. Again, no one know why.
- He once went off on a solo adventure to walk from Lands End to John O’ Groats. He actually got as far as Stoke before he got bored. Quite a feat. High five!