The Little Shack at Hinkle Farm


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Proving that you don’t need more than some basic materials you can find at a local home improvement store, Washington DC based architect Jeffrey Broadhurst created the aptly titled ‘Shack’ cabin. 

Nestled on the hillside of South Fork Mountain in West Virginia, this off the grid space was nothing more than a little DIY project amongst Braodhurst and some buddies. With some help from his neighbors, the architect used nothing but products pulled right off the shelves from a home improvement store to build this beauty. The 140 square foot tiny home was built for his family to enjoy on their 27 acre property. The dwelling is lit by oil lamps, gets heat from the built-in woodstove and uses collected rain water for the shower. The project took 3 years to complete, and can only be accessed via an off-road vehicle. The perfect getaway indeed.

Hinkle Farm can be found on the suburbs of Washington D.C. and the Shack is the latest addition to a large and historic property. The small retreat is a rustic but comfortable getaway for a family that’s set on the southern slope of the South Fork Mountain in West Virginia.

The Shack aims to provide a bridge between camping and the weekend cottage, in ways, it’s almost a glamping retreat. The back-to-basics shelter doesn’t have any electricity, instead oil lamps are used to provide light at night, and a small wood is used to heat the space and provide hot water for use in the kitchen.

As there is no running water in the Shack, the kitchen sink operates off of a gravity-fed system. A hand-powered bilge can be used to fill an overhead storage tank in the kitchen. Rainwater run-off is collected from the roof so it can be filtered and stored for use in the outdoor shower.

via HumbleHomes

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