The initial conversation with the clients about The Woodcutter’s Refuge was simple. Similar to that of a Scottish Bothy (a small hut or cottage specifically for housing farm labourers or for use as a hill/mountain shelter) our clients wanted a cabin on their land that could store tools, 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 visiting the site, we discovered that the clients didn’t just want a simple rustic cabin in a field. Instead, they wanted a beautifully designed space using considered materials that would withstand the weather and naturally blend into its woodland surroundings.
The location for the Woodcutter's Refuge wasn’t just a straightforward field, it was a steep Devon hillside that entailed driving trucks through four fields until they reached the stunning location, with a backdrop of the Dart estuary.
In our opinion, it presented the perfect challenge!