Off-grid 84 sq. ft. tiny homes are handcrafted for rustic living

Güte
© Güte

While we often showcase tiny homes with modernist leanings, some of us may secretly yearn for a more rustic package -- on wheels. And it doesn't get more country-styled than the classic shepherd's hut, a portable building typology that was once quite common in sheepherding regions like northern England, during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Based out of Maxwell, Ontario, Canadian company Güte is one of a number that are reviving the mobile shepherd's hut as a tiny home, backyard office or extra living space.

© Güte
© Güte

Each unit is made by hand, using high-quality materials and hardwoods like oak for the awesome Dutch-style doors and operable windows. The interior measures either 12 feet by 7 feet or at a larger 16 feet by 7 feet, but thanks to the transforming furniture like a fold-away couch/bed, a flip-up table and storage cabinets, the space feels quite open and refreshing.

© Güte
© Güte
© Güte
© Güte

Though this shepherd's hut looks rustic, it can surprisingly be outfitted with all the off-grid options for someone who needs electricity, water and heat in the middle of nowhere. Solar panels, electrical outlets, a wood stove and even a hand-operated water pump, paired with a gorgeous brass sink, hand-forged by a local smith, can be added to ensure that you can live lightly but still have some niceties. The company can also work with clients to create custom-made interiors.

© Güte
© Güte
© Güte

All that is missing are the sheep; these Güte huts are a lovelier and picturesque tiny-living option for people who find modernist stuff too sterile. Check out more details over at Güte.

Tags: Architecture | Less Is More | Small Spaces

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