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Tudful Tamworths

  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Liz's website
Re: DIY pig arks
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2011, 11:51:22 am »
My husband copied and then adapted the designs of some of our existing pig arks and got the wood place to cut everything to size (apart from the boards for the front and back). I photographed him building one and it's in the Haynes Pig Manual as a step-by-step project. Probably cost less than half of what we paid for the bought-in ones. Good luck!
Author of the Haynes Pig Manual, Haynes Smallholding Manual, and the Haynes Sheep Manual. Three times winner of the Tamworth Champion of Champions. Teaching smallholding courses at Kate Humble's farm:
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  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cambridgeshire
    • Hempsals Community Farm
Re: DIY pig arks
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2011, 12:42:17 pm »
Thanks for all the advice and links. We've decided to get one of the Golden River arks first so that we can practise the building without having to worry about sourcing all the separate bits of material. Assuming that goes well, the next one will be a home built job, using the ideas from here!

Thanks again!


  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: DIY pig arks
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2011, 09:51:03 am »
Could you post a photo when its up and running?   :D


  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: DIY pig arks
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 12:27:16 pm »
Hi there,

we got our pig arc from this guy

They are based  near aylesbury in the UK

They refurbish old pig huts or you can buy one to do up yourself. We thought it was a good starting point and saved a bit of money.


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