Bert’s Box: A Dreamy Prefab House

I’ve always liked the idea of a guesthouse at the end of my garden – maybe because I also like the idea that I could keep my mother in it to babysit on tap… or maybe because I love the charm of small space living even if I had a huge house at the other end of the garden…

I’ve been a fan of Bert and May’s beautiful and trend driven handmade tiles for a few years now and to my delight recently chanced upon their clever and covetable foray into pre-fabricated homes. Known as Bert’s Boxes, the boxes are luxurious modular living spaces featuring rustic wood cladding, rooms adorned in Bert and May’s striking tiles and encased in trendy factory style windows.


Each box provides a spacious master suite and ensuite bathroom that boasts a retractable wall to enable open-air showering. A generous living space and fully fitted marble topped kitchen leads out onto a terrace.

Prices start at £19,000 for an Office Box, then a 1 Bedroom (£150,000), 2 Bedroom (£175,000) and there is also an option to lease if you are a business and want to rent one for a time. You simply pick your box (size) pick your materials (cladding, tiles, flooring, kitchen and paints from the gorgeous Bert and May range) and then wait for delivery (12-14 weeks after an order is placed).

if you wanted to try one out for size there’s a cosy one with a wood burning stove and country chic interiors at the lovely Pig Hotel in The New Forest. What do you think, would you live in one of these or like on at the bottom of your garden?

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

6 Comments on Bert’s Box: A Dreamy Prefab House

  1. Sophie
    Monday, November 27th, 2017 14:49 at 2:49 pm (5 years ago)

    I would totally live in one of these. As long as I have my books and infinite amounts of tea. I’d be quite content. Oh and my sketch book. Perfect location? Somewhere where I can watch the natural world go by. By the sea maybe, or at the edge of a wood to see the seasons change as time goes by.

  2. Nitu Gupta
    Monday, December 11th, 2017 12:29 at 12:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Rohini Wahi, I love your blog very much. Your rooms are so beautiful and well decorated. Thanks for sharing this blog with us.

  3. david
    Monday, December 11th, 2017 13:27 at 1:27 pm (5 years ago)

    they look great but, sorry about the but. are they warm and cosy and will they last

  4. Michael Mc Bride
    Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 09:36 at 9:36 am (5 years ago)

    Ya, I would love to live in the rooms which have an outside view. Thanks for sharing amazing pics.

  5. Ready Assembled Furniture
    Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 07:46 at 7:46 am (5 years ago)

    This house is really very beautiful. I just love all these amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Natalie Canning
    Sunday, January 21st, 2018 19:48 at 7:48 pm (5 years ago)

    Love the simplicity mixed with modern geometric styling. Thank you for sharing!

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