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Self-built Tinhouse is a contemporary take on Isle of Skye vernacular design

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 26, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Jul 25, 2016

Set on the northwestern tip of the Isle of Skye, the 70-square-meter Tinhouse overlooks beautiful views of The Minch strait. The holiday home is both modern and rustic with its gabled form and corrugated aluminum skin. The metal cladding also helps protect the home from the harsh elements. Rural Design founders Gill Smith and Alan Dickson designed and built the Tinhouse over the course of five years and chose materials for “an ease of build by one person.” The architects write: “In this way,...






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