Monday, April 25, 2011

Sweet and Hip Little Cottage for Rent on the Isle of Skye

This very compact little Black Shed house with a corrugated iron roof from Rural Design on the Isle of Skye in Scotland has a simple rural quality that borders on the naive.
Yet this is contrasted with a surprisingly hip and industrial aesthetic inside.
Tough, durable restaurant -quality kitchen fixtures surprise you. This is no country kitchen.
At just 75 square meters (about 800 square feet) the steel-roofed simple shed cottage was built for a compact price at £115,000 – under $200,000.
The simple exposed wood walls and practical lamps and wood stove are far from the fussy interiors you expect in the countryside.
Throughout, a polished-concrete floor and scatter rugs keep it easy to clean, ideal for a rental cottage. The longevity of polished concrete makes it a green choice. No carpets to be thrown into landfill every ten years.
Almost industrial looking fixtures are used throughout. Stainless steel is the most recyclable material in the world. We are still recycling steel first smelted by the Ancient Romans.
Only at bedtime is there a minimalist reference to a more traditional rural cottage bedroom in the wrought iron bed.
The cottage is set in the middle of nowhere on a lonely hillside, with an expansive view that includes Macleod’s Table in the distance.

You can barely glimpse Black Shed house here, below the white farmhouse. You can rent it, here.
What a surprise the very chic industrial interior would make in this vast and lonely rural setting.
Via Trendir

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