Stone Cottage Overlooking Sea On Scottish Island

Everything here is perfect. It’s one of the buildings where I just say to myself, oh yeah!

The rounded, angled-out corners, the  proportions, the deep wall openings, the red roof.

According to an historical account which I read, some 14 farm families were forced to leave their land by landlords in the mid-1800s, and resettled on a more remote and less fertile part of the island. This is one of the dwellings; in its day, it would have had a thatched roof.

And with this I conclude posts from Scotland. I’m back in the saddle at home and back at work on Small Homes.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Stone Cottage Overlooking Sea On Scottish Island

  1. I love the 'eavestrough'.

    I would love to see inside shots of this building. Was wondering what it would have been like to have my landlord tell me to buzz out. Nasty business.

  2. The tiny homes, designed and built by teams of high school seniors at Northside Independent School District’s Construction Careers Academy, will be sold at a public auction Saturday.

    Construction Career Academy students compete in tiny homes competition

    Northside ISD students design, construct tiny homes

    The auction will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the academy grounds, 9411 W. Military Drive. The bidding for the four homes will start at 11 a.m., along with a silent auction for sheds, lavatories and deer blinds built by students. CCA instructors said the starting bid on each home is $22,800; on the open market, instructors estimated, the structures would go between $40,000 and $60,000.

    For the past two years, 110 seniors honed their skills under the tutelage of instructors who trained them in plumbing, electricity, engineering, architecture, interior design and more. Classes are followed by hands-on work on the homes.

    The fully functional homes include all kinds of popular features as well as amenities that would look perfect in showcases featured on a cable home network channel. Features include reclaimed ghost wood exteriors, hardwood floors, solar panels and Tansu storage stairs, to name just a few.

    Career Construction Academy Site

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