Prototype hut?

Two years on from the launch of Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Huts campaign‘s ‘New hutting developments’ and not a lot has been built, but woodland sites at Carnock and Falkirk are attracting a lot of interest.

Most of the hut designs built to date follow a fairly boxy design, probably to maximise the small permissible floor area, but I wonder if something a little different might better compliment Scotland’s stunning rural settings – mountains, forests and coastline. I was struck by the tent-shaped design of the Kimo hut, which stands alone on a hill in New South Wales, by Anthony Hunt Design and Luke Stanley Architects. Though designed for Australian weather this would be suitable for the Scottish climate too. Without the decking it falls just within the 30m2 floor limit. Let’s hope the new wave of huts in Scotland will be inspirational and an asset to our beautiful countryside.

Photography by Hilary Bradford.

You may be interested in my two earlier blogs about hutting:

Huts planning guide celebrated 

Hutting in Scotland