Culardoch Shieling, as this hut is understood, sits unassumingly atop a small rise overlooking a valley lower by a winding stream within the Scottish Highlands, throughout the Cairngorms. The title is taken from the Scottish Gaelic for “hut,” in reality. Constructed for personal homeowners by the structure agency Moxon, Culardoch Shieling is a straightforward shelter meant to be as pure a mirrored image of the panorama as is feasible.
The wooden, minimally processed larch, is a nod to the standard barns and farm constructions within the space. The moss and stone that make up the roof have been collected from close by hillsides. The hut’s rectangular home windows have been organized to replicate particular views of looming mountains and rolling panorama from the lengthy, communal spruce desk contained in the constructing. Pull up a chair, look towards the wall, and irrespective of the place you’re sitting, the window might be framing a mountain peak, a cleft within the hills, a curve of the river.
Strategy the hut on foot and you might lose a visible. It blends into the gently sweeping hills close by, peeking out as if a part of the panorama itself. A puff of smoke from the hearth, a flickering of candlelight from the home windows, possibly the sound of somebody chopping wooden exterior can be the primary indication you have been nearing the hut. Then the roof edges into view, you’re knocking the snow out of your boots, pushing open the larch wooden doorways, and the whole lot is sensible.
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