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Tiny prefabricated cabin has a Scottish Highlands flavor

Tiny prefabricated cabin has a...
The Artist Bothy can be installed within a day
The Artist Bothy can be installed within a day
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The Artist Bothy is delivered on the back of a lorry
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The Artist Bothy is delivered on the back of a lorry
The Artist Bothy can be installed within a day
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The Artist Bothy can be installed within a day
The Artist Bothy has a physical footprint of 5.5 x 3 m (18 x 9.84 ft)
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The Artist Bothy has a physical footprint of 5.5 x 3 m (18 x 9.84 ft)
The Artist Bothy can be installed within a day
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The Artist Bothy can be installed within a day
The Artist Bothy has a total floorspace of 12.25 sq m (131 sq ft)
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The Artist Bothy has a total floorspace of 12.25 sq m (131 sq ft)
The Artist Bothy is clad in corrugated corten steel, which offers a patina look
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The Artist Bothy is clad in corrugated corten steel, which offers a patina look
The Artist Bothy can be hooked up to mains or solar electricity 
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The Artist Bothy can be hooked up to mains or solar electricity 
The Artist Bothy will set you back from £39,000 (US$55,000)
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The Artist Bothy will set you back from £39,000 (US$55,000)
The Artist Bothy draws on the tradition of bothies, which are small basic huts used to to shelter laborers and walkers
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The Artist Bothy draws on the tradition of bothies, which are small basic huts used to to shelter laborers and walkers
The Artist Bothy has a total floorspace of 12.25 sq m (131 sq ft)
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The Artist Bothy has a total floorspace of 12.25 sq m (131 sq ft)
Optional extras for the Artist Bothy include a wood-burning stove
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Optional extras for the Artist Bothy include a wood-burning stove

In 2011, artist Bobby Niven and architect Iain MacLeod installed an artist residence in the Scottish Highlands that's based on the bothy, a traditional British and Irish hut used to shelter laborers, hill walkers and the like. Its popularity helped spawn successors and the project has now evolved into Bothy Stores, which offers a tiny house/cabin with similar styling for sale.

The Artist Bothy takes up a physical footprint of 5.5 x 3 m (18 x 9.84 ft) and comprises just 12.25 sq m (131 sq ft) of floorspace. Its interior is simple and essentially consists of just one large room. Optional furniture includes a ladder that reaches a small loft bedroom area, a bench bed, table, small kitchenette, and a shelving unit.

The Artist Bothy has no bathroom or even a toilet inside as standard, though the firm can recommend a composting toilet if required – still, this is obviously not intended as a full-time standalone home.

The dwelling is clad in corrugated Corten steel, which has a rusted look, as well as Scottish larch, with double-glazed windows and wood fiber insulation. The interior is finished in cross-laminated timber, with an oak floor. According to the firm, the prefabricated dwelling can be installed within hours once delivered on-site.

The Artist Bothy has a total floorspace of 12.25 sq m (131 sq ft)
The Artist Bothy has a total floorspace of 12.25 sq m (131 sq ft)

The Artist Bothy has fittings for both electric and water, and can also be wired up to solar panels for an off-grid setup. Integrated water drainage can be hooked up to a rainwater collection system and a chimney is fitted to enable the installation of a wood-burning stove.

The Artist Bothy is available from £39,000 (US$55,000).

Source: Bothy Stores

3 comments
ljaques
Cool, a pre-rusted shack. Just what the neighborhood wanted. The rusth shell costs just $55k, and comes completely without power, water, heat, or toilet. Keen sales tool, Bothy.
MD
wow. all in the name of art. Make it 5-10k and it will be realistic. A shed the size of a large bedroom. Steel sheet, timber frame, insulation and ply lining. Double glazed windows and insulated doors aren't that special in Europe (de rigour).. Here we line sheds in zinc coated steel and the rusted look means it is getting closer to being replaced or demolished. Ok they need the 45k in profit as they only expect to sell 4, and it is art after all.
Booleanboy
The look of the building is designed to fit unobtrusively into wild environments where new-looking dwellings would appear out of place. The price is high, but won't be seen as unreasonable here in the UK given it's low-volume bespoke nature. Personally I'd say damn fitting in and go for an Airstream!