But Why Is It Called Brockloch Bothy?
This cool albeit weird building is comprised of 4 “Eco pods” being sufficiently self-sustainable and entirely off grid. It is a fascinating modern discovery in the world of eco pods and comes with an equally impressive natural backdrop. Enjoy the photos of this odd little gem and its astounding views, as it’s undeniably a healthy retreat from the daily grind, even only if in your imagination.
Brockloch Bothy comprises four eco pods, each with its distinctive pyramid roof and roof light, and is completely off-grid. 12v lighting and power is provided by solar p.v. panels cleverly incorporated into the roof design, and bottled gas is used for cooking and heating water. The building is rented out year round and is heated by combination of solar gain, through its large south facing double glazed windows, and an efficient, wood burning stove for use in cooler months. The heat is retained due to the Bothy’s high level of insulation – thick layers of humidity regulating, sheep wool in all walls, floor and roof allow the property to be used in colder months . The four pods are linked together, but the building is modelled internally to create both open planned spaces and separate rooms. The internal walls are lined with spruce ply panels and the floor is of engineered oak. Panels of soft colour on the spruce walls articulate the space throughout. Alternating square panels of horizontal and vertical larch cladding accentuate the building’s modular characteristics and provide a decorative exterior finish.
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