As you can see from my header photo (of Hayling Island), I have an irrational fondness for beach huts. I’m obviously not alone, since many of them around the UK are now so popular, that to buy one will set you back more than the cost of a castle in Scotland. I was particularly taken with these huts on Mudeford Spit, which overlooks Christchurch Harbour on the South Coast. They are also famously expensive – Hut 39 is currently for sale, price £250,000. Many of them are micro designer crash pads, some even having upstairs areas for beds, as well as gorgeous views whichever way you look, with the harbour on one side and a soft sandy beach the other. But there is no road access and residents have to use a toilet and shower block. Still, they really captured my imagination and I really did fancy staying in one for a while!