With its rugged landscape and scenic natural beauty, Scotland’s Isle of Skye has become a popular holiday destination. But like many tourism hot spots where outsiders are snapping up properties, that popularity has resulted in a shortage of housing for locals. To address that, Rural Design Architects teamed up with James MacQueen Builders to produce the R.House, a line of small contemporary houses designed for the Skye and Highlands markets. At the same time, they wanted to stimulate the regional economy by using local workers and locally-sourced building materials.
The R.House has a simple gabled form and traditional exterior finishes inspired by local farmhouses and barns. The line-up now includes five base floor plans, offering from one to four bedrooms. Buyers can modify the internal layouts or add space with optional lean-to additions. They then choose from a selection of roofing and siding materials. These components are designed so that no matter how they are mixed and matched, the result is a low-key contemporary house that fits in comfortably with the vernacular architecture and landscape of Skye.
One significant cost-saving measure was to prefabricate the houses indoors, sheltered from Skye’s often stormy and unpredictable weather. Wall and roof sections are panelized in a warehouse, allowing the workers to be much more productive. With a faster build time comes a lower price tag. Building inside also keeps the wood dry and makes it easier to apply materials, resulting in better quality and a tighter building envelope. That and high levels of insulation contribute to durable homes that require little energy for heating.
Shown here is Skeabost Wood Cottage, which is based on the two-bedroom R2 floor plan. The owners customized it with a lean-to addition for an entry mudroom, as well as by opening up the living room to the original entry area. The exterior finish choices were board-on-board Scottish larch siding and corrugated aluminum roofing. Skeabost Wood Cottage can be rented for holiday stays through HolidayLettings.How to cure uti in men? What is the meaning of madness? How to find area? What are vpns? What does tr mean in college? how to go back to an earlier video download helper What time does powerball draw? What does going woke mean? What does it mean to dream of snakes? What number and types of chromosomes are found in a human somatic cell? How to make a baked potato in the oven? What time does starbucks close today? What does ft mean? What is the meaning of green eyes? What is the meaning of ocd? How to break a lock? What is the meaning of the word ramadan? What currency does china use? What does it mean if your mcv is high? What does ipo mean? How long to bake a potato? What is the meaning of fleet management? What is the meaning of obsession in english? webgrid helper which columns to display How to say no in french? How to make eye stop twitching? How many hat-tricks has ronaldo scored against atletico madrid? How do you make steak tips? How to get water out of your phone? What does polarized sunglasses mean? How to become a hacker? What is methylprednisolone 4 mg used for? How to change snap to dark mode? What does a sprained knee feel like? What is curry? How to grow moss? 2 tips for keeping food safe when purchasing? What does crabs look like? What is the meaning of the butterfly? What is the meaning of aphasia? How to block a youtube channel? What does concession mean? i don't know why it's called hamburger helper, it does just fine by itself How to get iron? How to make your facebook private?