artist bothy

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 cabin that can be located 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.

Bothy Stores is committed to using sustainable, innovative materials and streamlined building techniques to create simple, modern products. Modelled on the Bothy Project’s popular Inshriach Bothy, the Artist Bothy is a pioneering piece of low-impact architecture designed to enhance the experience of spending time in nature all year round.


Evoking the feeling of a modest vernacular form, the Artist Bothy is detailed and constructed in a robust and contemporary fashion. Its gabled form recalls typical agricultural buildings and allows the bothy to slot inconspicuously into any rural setting, while the precise lines of the corrugated-metal and larch cladding introduce a contemporary edge. The Bothy is proportionally suitable as a stand alone structure in the landscape or as an ancillary addition within the curtilage of a dwelling.