Would you spend £16,000 on a BBQ hut? From the 'gnome home' to the 'tiny TARDIS', these are the ultimate outdoor cabins for a cookout in the rain

Mail Online | 4/20/2018 | Tessa Cunningham for the Daily Mail
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It's the ultimate barbecue brag - one that comes in its own cabin.

No need to check the weather... but does it take out all the fun?

Daily - Mail - BBQ - Huts - UK

Here the Daily Mail runs through five BBQ huts dotted around the UK to see if having a cookout indoors is just as fun...

Alex Flynn, 35, runs a children’s entertainment company. She lives in Steyning, West Sussex, with husband, Danny, 44, a landscape gardener and part-time fireman, and daughter, Lily, four.

£9 - Amounts - Hut - Barbecue - Something

I never expected to pay £9,000 for what amounts to a wooden hut with a barbecue inside. All I wanted was something to fill the space at the bottom of our quarter-acre garden where we’d felled a tree. A pergola with a few climbing roses would have done.

But last summer we went to an outdoor equipment show in the New Forest, and saw a display by Arctic Cabins. Their cute little shelters are handmade in the UK using Arctic pine, and come with snuggly deerskins on the five bench seats.

Danny - Cabin - Chance - Love

Danny was instantly sold and, when he assured me we could afford a 10-metre cabin, I jumped at the chance to indulge my love of cooking outside.

Danny and I are outdoor people and love no-fuss entertaining but I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve organised parties and then had to go stampeding inside with all our guests when the heavens opened. Not only were we stressed beforehand, checking forecasts, but moving everything inside messed up the house.

Cabin - September - Hours - Price - Weekend

Not any more! Our six-sided cabin arrived last September and took just four hours to erect (included in the price). We’ve used it virtually every weekend since. We’ve held a cheese and wine party, and Danny entertained all eight of his firemen pals.

It’s like a Tardis, small on the outside but, once inside, it seems huge, and we...
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