Hen House

This small wooden house on the Scottish Isle of Skye is lovingly known as hen house. Its design aims to minimise the impact on the surrounding natural environment and to make efficient use of energy and water. The building is raised on small concrete pillars to ensure minimal disturbance to the terrain. Its exterior is covered with locally sourced Scottish larch wood. The shape of the building was designed to suit local weather conditions: The house narrows to the north side and its mono pitched roof leans to the weather side. As a result, its exposure to strong winds is reduced. The fully glazed north side opens out towards the sea, and the living room provides beautiful views onto Loch Bracadale. The house makes optimal use of its 72 square meter living space. The ground floor features an open plan living room with a dining area and kitchenette, as well as a bathroom and a double bedroom. A staircase leads to the sleeping loft with a separate reading corner. A large south-facing window floods the sleeping area and living room below with light.

What to do

Hiking, climbing, fishing, and bird, whale and otter watching.

Why we like this house

A beautifully designed eco-house set against a rugged natural landscape.

Comments 1

Margit Till says:

Ein tolles, kompaktes, ökologisch durchdachtes Häuschen mit schönem Interieur und wunderbarer Lage! Wir haben dort eine Woche verbracht und sehr genossen!

translate

Write a comment.

* These fields are required for a publication.
Name and comment field will get published.
The email address won't get published.

Currently found: 1 property

Number of guests

Accommodation

Criteria

Countries

Architecture

Sustainability

Would you like to recommend a holiday home or hotel for our website?

Please enter the website of the property:

Something you'd like to tell us? Send us your comments with this form.



 

Subscribe to our newsletter

Please enter your email address: