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 especially 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 a site visit we discovered that they 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 surroundings.
The clients valued the time it took to get the design right, to choose the correct materials in order to create their perfect amazing small space. We showed them various material options and advised on what we knew worked best.
The location for the Woodcutter’s Refuge 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!