Bothy Brilliance

Bothy CabinIn a unique collaboration between artist Bobby Niven and architect Iain MacLeod, art meets architecture in a stunning new piece of Scottish design. Taking glamping and the simple cabin to a new level, the Artist Bothy is a prefabricated multipurpose space designed to bring its users closer to nature.

Built in Scotland from sustainable materials, it is inspired by an artist residency space conceived by Niven and MacLeod in the Scottish Highlands. That initial structure marked the beginning of the Bothy Project – a non-profit organisation that operates an expanding network of unique residency spaces created in collaboration with artists, designers and makers.

Created to work either on or off-grid, the classic design evokes traditional agricultural dwellings designed to blend into their surroundings. Taking its name from the Scottish term for a small hut used as a mountain shelter, the Artist Bothy takes this a step further by combining striking contemporary design with a hand-crafted purpose-built structure, creating a space suitable for longer stays.

The bothy is built to last a lifetime and is designed with care to impact minimally on its setting. A commitment to craftsmanship and honest, hard-wearing materials lends the bothy a robust yet cosy character.

The Artist Bothy is available from £29,000 turnkey through Bothy Project’s trading arm, Bothy Stores. Finance is available. www.bothystores.com

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