Admit it, we’ve all fantasised about giving up the rat race and living the simple life at some point.
Director of photography Richard Stewart and Hakan Stroz – an expert in traditional construction methods – designed and built a cabin in Cornwall to do just that.
The timber building sits on the Lizard Peninsula, the southernmost point of the British mainland, within a seven-acre site of meadow and woodland.
Built from solid Douglas Fir, the cabin has a central open-plan living space with mezzanine platforms providing sleeping quarters and storage space above. Two further sleeping areas can be found to the rear of the cabin.
Inside, simplicity is order of the day, with mod-cons kept to a minimum. A wood burning stove provides heat through the winter months with the aid of insulation from the building’s wild meadow roof.
And as you might expect from a photographer’s home, natural light has been carefully considered throughout the space. The main cabin offers views of the surrounding woodlands on both sides, while the shower room – connected to the main cabin via a covered walkway – flaunts the cabin’s secluded setting with a floor-to-ceiling window.
Should you need a dose of civilisation, the property is within walking distance of the Tremayne quay and the Trelowarren Estate. Here you’ll find cafes, restaurants, a swimming pool and spa facilities.
How much will this slice of rural idyll cost you? It’s on the market for £450,000 via The Modern House.