When looking for stylish and affordable furniture for homes, the modernist flatpack furniture brand IKEA is unmatchable. However, assembling it involves a bit of hassle, but finally it proves beneficial in the long term. Vancouver-based architecture and design workshop Leckie Studio has established The Backcountry Hut Company in 2015 for implementing the same concept in affordable housing sector. The design firm provides flatpack recreational cabins to outdoor enthusiasts and other people of the country. One can easily assemble these modular cabins using prefabricated panels. When completely assembled, the customizable and well-insulated wooden interiors maintain comfort and elegant atmosphere in the space.
It is a 2-storey cabin with living areas on the first floor, and sleeping area on the upper floor that is accessed through the ladders. The sloped roof and some glazed windows add a strong visual statement to the exteriors. Easy-to-assemble dwellings of The Backcountry Hut Company are perfect for using as recreation structures in remote areas. The company delivers them with trucks or helicopter anywhere in North America; so with minimal onsite work, it can be built alongside a lake or at a snowy location easily. Mainly following features of these modular cabins highlights it as an affordable housing solution.
Each part of this flatpack cabin comes out a box. The wood post and beam structure function as initial shell and support for the prefabricated panels that cover the whole house. Nail-on window system is used to make the task easier.
Easy to assemble
Raising it is as easy is to raise a traditional barn, so individuals with least knowledge can assemble it easily. The prefab panels for wall and roof can be lifted simply with hands, while simple pulley and winch can raise them to particular positions.
This flatpack home also has modular properties. It allows combining extra modules to create floor space as additional sleeping area.
The company offers various possibilities for customizing interiors and exterior finishes. There are also various options for furnishing interiors with desired amenities.
This recreational cabin is a great alternative for people staying long in deep wilderness of the US. As it is a small residence that can be set up anywhere without much professional need, its designers are also relating it to the tiny house movement.