[BEFORE & AFTER] a DIY Cabin Retreat
Building the Studio Fiskavaig from the Ground Up
Scottish architects Alan Dickson and Gill Smith designed this cabin as a self build project, but rest assured that this mono-pitched roof cabin has more to offer than meets the eye. It is 30-square-meter studio that provides a compact holiday home and work space, costing roughly £34,000. The foundation of the project has piers and a wooden structure based on timber framing. The walls were insulated with foam insulation and a breather membrane for the roof while walls were finished off with chipboard and plywood. A composting toilet does away with the need for a septic tank and heating is supplied by a small wood-burning stove, a headed towel rail and panel heater. The result? A perfect little minimalist and cozy little cottage amidst the rugged landscapes of the Isle of Skye. Take a look at these photos and then tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
“It was not to be a small copy of either existing buildings but something that would enhance what we had already built over the last five years and something that would excite us for a hands on self-build. Each building has been designed to fit it’s own position, the first only having itself in the wider landscape then the second being our home but also being a bigger sister to the hen house and this last one the baby sibling of the three,”
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