If you want to build a hut, now is a good time to start exploring the possibility. Recent changes in planning policy mean that opportunities for new hutting are opening up. See our planning pages for more detail.
However, availability of huts on existing sites is still extremely limited, with lengthy waiting lists for any huts or sites that do become available, so many people will have to take initiative to set up their own sites by finding possible land and like-minded hutters to work with. We have met many landowners who would welcome an approach from a group who wants to develop a hut site.
New hut sites in progress
The good news is that new hut sites are beginning to develop. We know of several in the planning phase – not to mention our pilot hut site at Carnock Wood, which has received planning permission will soon be inviting interested people to get in touch. You can see links to other sites we have information about in the navigation bar above. Please let us know about any hut sites you would like us to promote.
Many people use the Thousand Huts Facebook page as a way of reaching out to other hutters to hear of opportunities of huts for sale, or seek collaboration on land purchase or rental. Many landowners seem open to the possiblity of renting land to hutters. As long as there is a fair and robust legal contract this can be a beneficial arrangement for both parties. We have produced a voluntary code of good practice to form the basis of sound legal agreements between hutters and landowners.