Are you looking for a second hand shepherd’s hut?
Maybe you’re exploring your options on the used hut market.
It’s a great idea and there are plenty of second hand huts, ex display and even ex-glamping huts now coming for sale.
Finding a good second hand shepherds hut for sale isn’t always easy. Hopefully, this article will provide you with some good information and a few useful places where you can get your hands on a second hand shepherd’s hut for sale.
Looking to buy new? You can find loads of great shepherds huts for sale on my list of makers across the UK.
Cost of a second hand shepherd’s hut?
Buying a second hand shepherd’s hut is a great choice for those who don’t want to splash out on a brand new hut. You can also get ex-display or ex-demo huts for sale on occasions, but these tend to be quite rare and don’t last long once they’re for sale.
So how much are shepherd huts to buy?
For a second hand shepherds hut you should still expect to pay well into the £1000s but less than £10,000 as a ballpark figure.
For comparison, the cost of a new shepherd’s hut made from scratch by a UK manufacturer will start from £10,000. This will be for the smallest version.
Once you’ve customised it to your taste and furnished it, there won’t be much change from £15,000. There are a lot of advantages to buying new but it might the price that’s a bit too much.
The price for a second hand hut clearly varies too depending on the age, condition, size, build quality and finish. Shepherd’s huts do keep their value quite well.
To be classed as a second hand shepherd’s hut you’re looking for a hut that’s older than 10 years.
Ex-display shepherds huts for sale
Is it possible to find an ex display shepherd’s hut for sale?
Yes absolutely it is. Although these do tend to be few and far between, it’s entirely possible to buy an ex display shepherds hut if you keep your eyes peeled.
In the recent past I’ve listed here ex-display huts for sale at Houtt.co.uk, gardenhideouts.co.uk and Plain Huts, Timeless Spaces and Riverside shepherd’s huts.
The biggest source of ex display shepherds huts are from the talented manufacturers themselves. Here’s a current list of where you can find ex-display huts for sale:
Finding a used shepherds hut for sale
Before I list out the main places to buy a second hand hut from, please make sure you do your due diligence on all sellers.
As we know, there can be some deceptive people out there and scams happen far too often, so have your wits about you when trying to buy a second hand shepherd’s hut and don’t transfer deposit money until you’ve seen it, inspected it and are happy with everything.
Anyone can save a few images and put a listing on a sale or auction site, so please do full due diligence.
5 Places To Find Second Hand Shepherd’s Huts For Sale 2023
Here are a few good places where you can find a used second hand shepherds hut for sale.
No doubt you’ve heard of Ebay already.
Here you’ll find many second hand shepherd’s huts for sale, and usually for a good price. You’ll also see new huts for sale on there.
Always double check the seller and line up a viewing before committing to buy. Many second hand huts need a bit of TLC, so it’s always worth checking out what you’re working with first.
Preloved usually has a few good shepherd’s huts for sale at any one time. If you’ve not heard of it before, Preloved is the UK’s largest classified advert sites. As with any seller, always double check their legitimacy before purchase.
Have a look at the Preloved website here.
You will have to be vetted and approved to join this group, so only join if you are serious about buying a second hand hut or at least very interested to find out more.
They have a buy and sell section where second hand shepherd’s huts are often advertised and listed for sale by independent sellers and small business owners.
For-sale.co.uk is a classified ads and auction website that rounds up listings on various other websites to save you from searching on each one.
Gumtree is a classified ads website selling all sorts of things, including shepherd’s huts. It perhaps goes without saying but do be careful on this platform. Although most sellers are genuine you always get a few bad apples.
What to use a second hand shepherd’s hut for?
The increase in popularity across the board has in turn caused an increase in shepherd’s hut businesses.
More people are now snapping up huts to rent out on the holiday market knowing they can recoup at least £100 a night. They’re even converting into an original and quirky business, such as a mobile coffee hut and food business.
Many people are also buying second hand shepherd’s huts for their own personal use.
A shepherd’s hut makes for a fantastic garden retreat, a lovely home office space (particularly as so many people are now working from home), a ‘granny’ annex and even as a full time living alternative for some.
Can I buy a restored shepherd’s hut?
Absolutely, you can buy restored shepherds huts.
With shepherd’s huts being around since the 1800s, there’s usually the odd one or two traditional shepherd’s hut that have been found, salvaged and restored back to their former glory, often even better than they were originally. Read a little more on the history of shepherd’s huts here.
There are probably so many huts standing in far flung corners of fields and forests that have been there for decades and not touched, still to be rediscovered.
If you are lucky enough to come across an original Victorian shepherd’s hut the stars will have aligned for you. These are true antiques and can now fetch a fair sum. The hut dimensions of an original means it won’t be big enough to accommodate a full kitchen and bathroom. This type of hut will probably be a maximum of 12ft x 6ft.
You might see a restored hut crop up on one of the second hand sites mentioned above or it can be the case that a shepherd hut maker in the UK gets their hands on one and makes it known via their website.
How to transport a second hand hut?
To transport a second hand hut, or any sort of shepherd’s hut for that matter, you’re going to need a large truck with a crane.
Hiab trucks are typically used to load and unload big containers.
It’s possible to hire these trucks with companies who will do the move for you. They generally charge per mile and on how long the move will take.
Wrap up on second hand huts for sale
Shepherd’s huts have been popular now for a number of years, which means more and more second hand huts will be coming to the market.
Great places to find second hand shepherd’s huts include the popular online marketplaces of Ebay, Facebook, Preloved and Gumtree.
You’ll have to keep on the ball if you are looking for a second hand hut as not many enter the market and they usually don’t stick around for too long.
You can also find ex display shepherd’s huts for sale occasionally from the manufacturers. You can find a big list of hut makers who have shepherd’s hut for sale here, which is handily split down by location so you can see which manufacturers are closest to you.
Please note that all the options and places given here to find a second hand shepherd’s hut for sale are given with the best intentions. Scammers and other deceitful people do exist on these second hand sales platforms, as well as elsewhere of course, so please do check and double check everything when looking online.
This blog post does contain a few affiliate links. This does not change anything for you, it just means that I may earn a small commission to say thanks should you go on to buy a hut.
Good luck with your second hand shepherd’s hut searching!
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