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Extraordinary AirShip holiday home lands in Scotland's Highlands

Extraordinary AirShip holiday ...
The AirShip 002 is available for rent on Airbnb
The AirShip 002 is available for rent on Airbnb
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The AirShip 002 is designed by Roderick James Architects
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The AirShip 002 is designed by Roderick James Architects
The AirShip 002 is constructed from heavy duty aluminum and stainless steel
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The AirShip 002 is constructed from heavy duty aluminum and stainless steel
The AirShip 002 was completed in 2017 
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The AirShip 002 was completed in 2017 
The AirShip 002 can be dismantled and moved to an alternative location with relative ease if required
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The AirShip 002 can be dismantled and moved to an alternative location with relative ease if required
The AirShip 002 can rest on a basic foundation of concrete paving slabs
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The AirShip 002 can rest on a basic foundation of concrete paving slabs
The AirShip 002 is available for rent on Airbnb
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The AirShip 002 is available for rent on Airbnb
The AirShip 002 features operable porthole-style windows to the sides
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The AirShip 002 features operable porthole-style windows to the sides
The AirShip 002 features a wood-burning stove
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The AirShip 002 features a wood-burning stove
The AirShip 002 is located in the Scottish Highlands
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The AirShip 002 is located in the Scottish Highlands
The model pictured runs from mains electricity but the AirShip can also be configured to run off-the-grid
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The model pictured runs from mains electricity but the AirShip can also be configured to run off-the-grid
The AirShip 002 sports wooden cladding to soften its distinctive aluminum looks
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The AirShip 002 sports wooden cladding to soften its distinctive aluminum looks
The AirShip 002 sports wooden cladding to soften its distinctive aluminum looks
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The AirShip 002 sports wooden cladding to soften its distinctive aluminum looks
The aluminum design of the AirShip 002 brings to mind the classic styling of the Airstream
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The aluminum design of the AirShip 002 brings to mind the classic styling of the Airstream
The Airship 002 sports generous glazing 
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The Airship 002 sports generous glazing 
The AirShip 002 pictured runs from mains electricity but the dwelling can be configured to run off-the-grid
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The AirShip 002 pictured runs from mains electricity but the dwelling can be configured to run off-the-grid
The AirShip 002's optional off-grid tech includes solar panels, rainwater collection, and a composting toilet 
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The AirShip 002's optional off-grid tech includes solar panels, rainwater collection, and a composting toilet 
The AirShip 002's bedroom also includes a desk area 
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The AirShip 002's bedroom also includes a desk area 
The AirShip 002's desk area overlooks the Sound of Mull
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The AirShip 002's desk area overlooks the Sound of Mull
The interior decor of the AirShip 002 blends aluminum and wood paneling
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The interior decor of the AirShip 002 blends aluminum and wood paneling
The interior the AirShip 002 includes a double bed (bunk beds are also optional)
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The interior the AirShip 002 includes a double bed (bunk beds are also optional)
The AirShip 002's kitchen area
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The AirShip 002's kitchen area
The Airship 002's interior measures 36 sq m (387 sq ft) 
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The Airship 002's interior measures 36 sq m (387 sq ft) 
The Airship 002 includes a wood-burning stove
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The Airship 002 includes a wood-burning stove
The AirShip 002 features a lift-up dining table
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The AirShip 002 features a lift-up dining table
The AirShip 002's porthole-style windows are operable and aid natural ventilation
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The AirShip 002's porthole-style windows are operable and aid natural ventilation
The AirShip 002's wood-burning stove
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The AirShip 002's wood-burning stove
The living room area of the AirShip 002
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The living room area of the AirShip 002
The view out of the AirShip 002's living room
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The view out of the AirShip 002's living room
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You could be forgiven for thinking that some kind of dirigible, or perhaps a strange submarine, had somehow ended up on a hillside, but this striking structure actually serves as a vacation retreat. Appropriately named AirShip 002, it's designed by Roderick James Architects and offers visitors fantastic views of the Scottish landscape.

The design of the AirShip 002 also brings to mind the classic Airstream trailer, and consists of heavy duty aluminum and stainless steel, as well as generous glazing. It can be dismantled and moved to an another location with relative ease, and rests on minimal concrete paving slab foundations. It features insulated cladding panels, and while we've no word on insulation rating, they must do the job well enough as the home is available to rent throughout winter in the Scottish Highlands.

Its interior measures 36 sq m (387 sq ft) and contains a living area with a wood burning stove, sofa bed, and seating looking out to the west, towards the Atlantic Ocean. On the opposite side of the AirShip 002 lies a bedroom with a desk area overlooking the Sound of Mull in the east.

Elsewhere is a bathroom with shower and toilet, as well as a kitchen with toaster, kettle, halogen hob, and a combination oven/microwave, plus a dining table.

The Airship 002's interior measures 36 sq m (387 sq ft) 
The Airship 002's interior measures 36 sq m (387 sq ft) 

For those interested in staying the night, the AirShip 002 is currently up for rent on Airbnb. The AirShip is also available to purchase for around £100,000 (roughly US$130,000).

The model pictured runs from mains electricity but other AirShip models can be configured to run off-the-grid. Optional extras include composting toilet, rainwater collection system, solar panels and/or a small generator.

Sources: Roderick James Architects, Out of the Blue

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