Thatched stone cottage for sale on Scottish island, $115,000

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 Thatched stone cottage for sale on Scottish island, $115,000

  1. Hello Lloyd,

    Yes, Scotland is very beautiful. My family and I were there last summer for three weeks. Apart from pissing rain for every single day, the views were stunning. Peace and quiet.
    If you have the chance, visit the "walled garden" at applecross. It's a great little restaurant with a big walled garden. vegetables come from there, the fish is caught by the chef himself.
    Wonderful place. Great food.

    greetings, Klaas.

  2. I had my suspicions about this place, expecting it to be some kind of semi-derelict ruin, so I found the real estate web page at

    I was wrong! It looks to be beautifully maintained little property. One point though: it is a FORMER thatched cottage but now seems to have a nice slate roof. Although Hebridean cottages were traditionally thatched, this was probably through necessity rather than choice. The climate is mild but wet and stormy, so a thatched roof would need a lot of maintenance to prevent it becoming a leaky, elevated compost heap.

  3. Peter Robinson
    thank you for the link…nice to have a look.

    Slate roof is even better, to my mind, less to worry on.

    Yup, when I win that lottery, may still pick it up.

    wonder how much land it comes with, couldn't find that?

    Have to admit, although the inside was neat and tidy, didn't really match my idea of a "old Scottish Cottage". Still and all, nice to have a place in Scotland (grin).

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