Practical, Functional and Low Ecological Impact Refuge for Nature Lovers
By Magaly • Dec 6, 2017
Vancouver-based architectural firm founded the Backcountry Hut Company in 2015 to provide nature lovers with the opportunity to build their own flat eco-shelters with little or no ecological impact. Founders Wilson Edgar and Michael Leckie drew on the IKEA Company’s idea of delivering affordable and well-designed products for the masses.
Instead of providing flexible furniture for small apartments, it focuses on creating simple recreational structures that can be installed in virtually any remote location and allow you to increase the space as much as you want.
It has two styles from which you can choose the one that best suits your needs and desires.
The Backcountry Hut is designed for flexibility in recreational use, suitable for the outdoor enthusiast, outdoor clubs, alpine associations, and backcountry lodge operators. The Hut is designed for a more accessible construction of temporary or full-time residence and operation in remote areas, with the idea that it is easy to assemble through the collective ‘barn-raising’ process. The design is adaptable to larger groups of people or individuals, and is suitable for small communities interested in the principles of self-assembly housing.
The small and adaptable structure of the Frontcountry Hut is adaptable for urban living, as well as anywhere that is accessible by road, and can be seen as part of the Tiny House Movement. The dwelling system affords the opportunity to furnish the modular prefabricated shell with a customized interior that supports full time residential occupation with a full bedroom and kitchen design, or as a studio for a live / work space. The Frontcountry Hut emphasizes sustainability in the materials, prefabrication, and construction processes of the house, as well as the principles that inform minimalist living.
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