bothy stores

Bothy Stores is a social enterprise bringing to market the Artist Bothy – an inspirational, prefabricated modern cabin designed for simple living in rural or urban environments. We also offer bothies of varying sizes to suit different contexts, all built to last a lifetime using the finest quality materials.


'These bothies are quality structures that give something special to the user. They transport them to a different mindset through the medium of good design.'

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Simple Living

The Artist Bothy is a haven inspired by the simplicity and seclusion of traditional mountain bothies. Designed for now but drawing on the past, the Bothy promotes slow living and a greater appreciation of life’s fundamentals. Whether used for working, relaxing or as overnight accommodation, the Artist Bothy is a space to recharge and reconnect with yourself and others.


The Artist Bothy was initially designed as a sanctuary for artists, providing an ideal space for solitude and self reflection. Its compact size and pared-back design minimise distractions and help you focus on the task at hand, whether it’s writing a new novel, practising yoga or relaxing with a cup of tea. Take time to go off-grid and off-line, shut the door, gaze out the windows and be inspired.


The Bothies can be installed on almost any site to make the most of the views and enhance your connection with nature. Large windows and optional decking ensure users feel immersed in the environment. The use of natural materials and sustainable construction methods evokes vernacular buildings and ensures the Bothies feel connected to the landscape.

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