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About Shacks

It all started a few years ago. I (Harry) had always had a keen interest in building and constructing things, along with George (who now heads up our workshop). Initially, it was tree houses, speakers and furniture. We eventually teamed up to build our first off-grid cabin, on the farm I grew up on.

For a small structure, it was a little more complex than you might think. With composting loos, solar power, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom all integrated into a small space, the process threw up all sorts of challenges. Though it was stressful, it was amazing to create such a unique holiday experience with such a low carbon impact.

Fast forward a few months…

I was out for a walk and bumped into Clive (Sykes) – Clive set up Sykes Cottages in 1991 and developed the company into the leading holiday cottage agency in the UK.

With a lifetime’s experience in tourism and self-catering holiday lets, Clive found the Shacks concept particularly interesting. A few weeks later he came down and had a look at our very first cabin. Ever since we’ve spent many hours discussing the potential of Shacks and all the amazing places we could unlock for holidaymakers around the UK.

After several months of conversation, Clive decided there was a business there that he’d like to be involved in. Shortly after, Miles Hill (Clive’s business partner at Sykes Cottages) joined and brought with him a huge amount of experience. The three of us are the co-founders of Shacks.

Our Cabins

Crafted by our skilled team in a purpose-built workshop, every Shack is constructed
using only the very best in high quality, sustainable materials.

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