Siskin cabin, which we designed and hand crafted, is situated in a pleasant glade in our woodland garden. It sleeps up to two people in a double bed, with cooking facilities, compact dining/seating area, and a compost toilet and bucket shower in an en suite bathroom. The comfortable, eco friendly cabin has a wood burner with firewood supplied from our own woodland. French doors open onto an outside deck with table and chairs, with a view across the wood and fields, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the area, and maybe spotting the Red Kites swooping overhead!
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There is no mains electricity, but there are low voltage lights and USB phone charger (run from a solar charged battery). In the kitchenette you have cooking equipment and essentials, a double gas hob, sink and storage (there is no fridge but a cooler is supplied). An old whisky barrel has been repurposed as a shower tray (or mini bathtub!) where you can fill the bucket with heated water for a short shower. All bedding and towels are provided, with cosy blankets to snuggle into on chilly nights while you watch the flames crackle in the wood burner. There are also books, games, and a radio to keep you entertained.
The household and gardens are being transformed using Permaculture design and techniques to create an ecologically balanced habitat, and this ethos is continued in the construction of the cabin. Wherever possible low-impact materials have been used, for example, locally milled larch and sustainable certified timber, sheep’s wool insulation, green sedum roof, rainwater harvesting, low VOC natural paints, organic towels and recycled wool or plastic bottle mattresses, duvets and curtains. They have been furnished with upcycled and hand-crafted items using beechwood cut and milled from the woods around you.
A stay here is ideal for people with an interest in nature, simple, sustainable living, eco tourism, organic food growing or Permaculture. There is plenty of wildlife around, with many animals, birds and insects such as tawny owls, red kites, deer, badgers, bats, frogs and hedgehogs visiting the woods. Guests are welcome to explore the small woodland, following the meandering paths. We are easy to reach by public transport and within walking distance of a bus stop with regular services to and from Inverness.
You can find further details about staying here and book on our AirBnB page. Or to check availability and book direct with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about a Permaculture inspired holiday! You can also find us on sustainable holiday planner Holiable.Com, and on the VisitScotland website.