The Artist Bothy is an evolution of the Bothy Project network of off-grid artist residency spaces. Designed by the project’s founders, artist Bobby Niven and architect Iain MacLeod, it was developed in response to demand for a multipurpose self-contained cabin that can be located almost anywhere.
The Artist Bothy furthers Bothy Project’s mission to support artist mobility and access to the Scottish landscape. Every Bothy purchased helps fund opportunities for artists and researchers to access the Bothy Project’s core network of residency bothies.
To deliver this vision, Bothy Stores Ltd was founded in 2017. Bothy Stores is committed to using sustainable, innovative materials and natural building techniques to create simple, modern products.
Bothy Stores sells architect-designed prefabricated cabins, alongside a range of products developed exclusively by a selection of prominent artists, designers and makers. Its signature product is the Artist Bothy – a compact multipurpose cabin that can be installed on almost any site to provide a comfortable and sustainable private retreat. Sales of the Artist Bothy help to fund Bothy Project – a network of artist residency spaces across Scotland and beyond.
The development of the Artist Bothy was supported by Susanna Beaumont.