ArchiCamp 2016: Shepherd’s Wagons

Our hosts, the sustainable village and farm of Shepherds Ground, are looking to design (and build) up to 5 quirky mobile dwellings.

179Ancestors of the contemporary tiny houses, shepherd’s wagons (or shepherd’s huts) were used in the 19th and 20th century by shepherds during sheep raising and lambing, primarily in the United Kingdom, but also in Australia. Shepherd’s wagons often had iron wheels and corrugated iron tops. Sometimes the sides were also made of corrugated iron. (Wikipedia).

Shepherds Ground are looking for a contemporary interpretation of the archetype for temporary accommodation during village construction, with as many bunk beds as possible, later easily convertible into visitor accommodation, with less beds and more comfort.

If ArchiCamp participants want to come back sometime in future to help build the community, they will be able to stay in the wagons.

Shepherds Ground have secured one steel frame platform (pictured, ~5x2m) for a bit of design+build fun during and after ArchiCamp.

Our design drawings will be used at Shepherds Ground, as well as released into the public domain, for the benefit of anyone in need of good affordable accommodation.