29 Mar Backcountry Hut Kit–Inspired by the Tiny Home Movement
This Backcountry Hut fits the bill of the tiny home movement, but it is power packed. The Backcountry Hut Company was inspired by the IKEA idea of “affordable, well-designed products ‘for the many people.’”
The Backcountry Hut Kit isn’t a traditional building. The Backcountry Hut Company makes turnkey housing solutions with a flat, pre-packed assembly system. In other words, you can finally build a tiny house IKEA style. The modular, easy-to-assemble parts can be customized with different finishes and configurations. The sizes range from a Tiny House to full getaway for 16–24 people. The basic shell consists of only nine parts (four posts, four beams and a roof) and can be built out as either the Backcountry hut for the outdoors or the Frontcountry hut for personal usage. The Backcountry setup has enough space for a community kitchen on the bottom level and bunk bed sleeping area in the loft. Frontcountry can accommodate a full-size kitchen downstairs with a large sleeping area accessible by stairs.
The Backcountry Hut – The Tiny Home
The Backcountry Hut is designed for flexibility in recreational use, suitable for the outdoor enthusiast, outdoor clubs, alpine associations, and backcountry lodge operators. The Hut is designed for a more accessible construction of temporary or full-time residence and operation in remote areas, with the idea that it is easy to assemble through a collective ‘barn-raising’ process. The design is adaptable to larger groups of people or for individuals, and is suitable for small communities interested in the principles of self-assembly housing.
A prefabricated core minimizes the carbon footprint and site imprint of the structural assembly. Prefabrication allows for an economy and conservation of material and energy usage in the production and assembly of the building components. Each component is flat-packed onto pallets for shipping to a location close to the site, then transported via air or off-road vehicles. Site preparation requires no use of heavy machinery for minimal site disruption. Piling holes are hand-dug and concrete is poured into sonotubes to form piles for the foundation.
Regardless of how big or tiny you want to build, Backcountry Hut Company structures use FSC certified lumber, 100% recyclable components and a zero-waste philosophy with minimal site imprint.