Contemporary Shepherds Hut









I’ve attached some photos of the tiny house I’ve built. Hope you like it. Best wishes, Thomas Alabaster.

A small shepherds hut with built-in front porch in Suffolk, England. Shared by Thomas Alabaster.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.



  1. SusanB March 24, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Brilliant. So’s the little rusty one on your website.

  2. Stevie March 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Wowza – that skylight along the length of the TH is incredible! I have a question, though – how do you keep that skylight clean on the outside?? Seriously. I live on a big parcel of (deciduous) wooded acres, and all year there is something falling off the trees: pollen waves and helicopters in spring, leaves and acorns in the fall, sticks and branches after each storm, and not to mention moss growing on any semi-horizontal surface and algae growing on the vertical ones. I cannot imagine a scenario where nothing settles up there, even if it is just bird poop and dust, and the that wonderful light is dimmed. The slatted frame above the skylight that beautifully scatters the sun’s rays probably isn’t somehow hinged, so it would obstruct anyone trying to get at the light. There is probably some easy answer that I am not thinking of. THANKS for posting your pics – you have me jonesing hard for a long-as-my-house light – now I wonder if it is possible to have one in a full-time, 4-season (wet spring, hot summer, great fall, icy/snowy winter) TH without having something leak or lose all your heat as the temps fall to zero degrees F.

  3. Lisa March 25, 2016 at 12:05 am - Reply

    This is beautiful and imaginative. It’s a perfect vacation spot, no small thing. It would be great to see something like this coupled with features needed for day to day living, like storage.

  4. Leah March 25, 2016 at 12:30 am - Reply

    What I like best is the natural light coming from that amazing roofline. Gorgeous!

  5. Monica Sweere March 25, 2016 at 4:52 am - Reply

    Beautiful, thoughtful design and execution. Well done.

  6. Nerida March 25, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Simple. Beautiful. Ahhhhhh

  7. Annette March 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply


  8. Mike March 26, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Distilled essence of what a tiny house should be. A place to sleep, a place to eat and a place to reflect on the world.

  9. daniel March 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    It’s really nice but how much did it cost to build, would be nice to know.

    • margsview March 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Click on Thomas Alabaster –shown at the bottom of the last picture—site says 10,000 pounds or about 20,000 US—see list of what that entails….

  10. Sandra March 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I love this. My very first thought was when were you going to add the others two doors so the whole front opens up. I can see them folding back to the walls. Fantastic skills and idea.

  11. John March 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Stunning portrayal of heart-soothing simplicity.

  12. Toni Lewis Clark March 28, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

    What a beautiful tiny! I love the simple clean look

  13. Kristina H Nadreau March 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    the sky light at the roof ridge is intriguing. very creative. beauty. thank you for sharing this with us.

  14. Debra May 10, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Love all the openness, light and wall of window.

  15. BB July 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I love how the bathroom is bigger than the kitchen. I prefer a good shower over cooking any day!

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