THE LONG SHED
The Long Shed: Echo’s latest cabin is 10.7m in length, entirely off grid, and requires no foundations. Designed to be transported by lorry, it can also be towed off-road into position on its triple-axle chassis.
Lowering the cabin’s discreet gangway, the entrance door is revealed. Inside, a 5m wide sliding door frames the panoramic view and fills the space with light. The cabin’s generous ceiling height further enhances the interior’s proportions.
The living/dining space with its 5kw panoramic wood burner is at the heart of the space. At one end; the shower room; separate toilet; kitchen with fridge, hob, and oven; and high-level storage accessible by sturdy timber shelf-steps. At the other a double bedroom with a sliding timber screen.
A stable door off the bedroom creates access to a mini recessed deck and an opportunity for the owner’s early morning conversation with their ponies. To the front, four large steel-framed, timber decks can be easily pulled out along the cabin’s length for seamless indoor/outdoor living.
High quality interior finishes such as engineered oak flooring, soft grip porcelain tiles, and solid surface counter tops, create the elegant backdrop for the bespoke light fittings and hand-built fixtures.
The Long Shed is completely off-grid, with all lighting, the 12v compressor fridge, and USB sockets for devices powered by four roof-mounted 415W solar panels, and two 12v batteries: a solar controller monitors supply and usage. 725 litres of non-potable water is stored in the cabin’s large integral tuff tank, feeding the cabin’s water heater, taps and shower; and the hob and oven are gas fuelled. A composting toilet has its own separate room, designed for constant airflow.
The Long Shed can be completely closed off when not in use. With its decking stowed, external shutters closed, and gangway pulled up, the black corrugate-clad cabin recalls a vernacular, agricultural shed, at one with its remote, rural site.
Client : Private
Internal area: 28m2
Images : Echo
Status : Built