Landowners are cashing in on the Great Staycation by hastily throwing up holiday accommodation.

Shepard hut makers say enquiries are up 50% as “people who have a bit of land are looking to leverage that space and create an alternative income source”.

In the past week, Britons have made more than 50,000 searches for shepherd’s huts on Airbnb.

Even the most rudimentary structures are in high demand, with owners charging more than £100 a night for stays in tents and wigwams hastily erected in gardens.