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Prefab Cabin To Promote Creative Spark In Residents

The Artist Bothy is a prefabricated, multipurpose space designed to go off-the-grid and reconnect its owners with nature.

Scottish artist Bobby Niven and architect Iain MacLeod wanted to offer creatives a chance to experience a remote residency in an off-grid, architect-designed bothy—or hikers’ hut—in the Scottish Highlands. Made from sustainable materials, the cabin can be installed on-site in less than a day. Although it has been designed for off-grid use, the Artist Bothy can also be connected to water and electricity.

The compact unit features a wooden interior and a mezzanine level for sleeping. Optional extras include a kitchenette, bench bed, shelving units, tables, a wood-burning stove, and outer decking. Despite a minimalist modern look, the home definitely takes inspiration from the traditional rustic huts it is named after.