a little hut
From Anecdotes about Eighteen Century Authors

On 30 August 1773, Johnson and Boswell passed Loch Ness on their way to the Hebrides, and near the shore of the loch they came upon the first Highland hut that Johnson had seen. In his Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland Johnson remarks that `as our business was with life and manners, we were willing to visit it.' Johnson describes the hut in some detail, and gives some account of the circumstances of the occupant; but in his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides Boswell records an aspect of life and manners that Johnson had discreetly passed over.

Note from James Boswell, from Literary Anecdotes