The initial conversation with the clients was simple. Similar to that of a Scottish Bothy (a small hut or cottage especially for housing farm labourers or for use as a hill/mountain shelter) Our clients wanted a cabin built on their land that could store tools and equipment and double up as a refuge should the weather turn.
As with all Life Space projects, the brief developed into something quite amazing. Upon a site a visit we discovered that they didn’t just want a simple rustic cabin in a field they wanted a beautifully designed space using considered materials that would withstand the weather and naturally blend into its surroundings.
It wasn’t just any field it was a steep Devon hillside that entailed driving trucks through four fields until they reached the stunning location of the Dart estuary.
In our opinion the perfect challenge!
Windows were double glazed Crittall windows allowing light to flow through the space. We worked with DandR Design
Working with specialised Yacht and Architectural Rigger Lee Rogers Rigging we created the fun drop down window using a combination of winches and pulleys.
Local blacksmith John Churchill handmade all the latches and handles specifically for the cabin.
Once planning permission was granted we then began the task of pulling together everything needed for the offsite and onsite construction.
This was by no means a small feat. With the cabin location being on a steep Devon hillside and the design having the exciting (but complicated) elements such as the dropped down side this was our most challenging project to date.
Not to mention the two heavy snow falls Devon had this year.