Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat for two

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City dwellers yearning for a modern eco-friendly escape in the country will love the Out of the Valley cabin, a solar-powered rentable abode, where high craftsmanship is king. Designed with a minimalist aesthetic, the secluded cabin offers off-the-grid luxury living in England’s forested Teign Valley on the norther edge of Dartmoor. Designed and built by Rupert McKelvie, the charred timber-clad cabin is the first prototype for Out of the Valley, a Devon-based workshop dedicated to off-grid and sustainable cabin design and construction.

The Out of the Valley model cabin is clad in a charred timber, created with the Japanese shou sugi ban technique, and topped with a black corrugated roof.

 The dark exterior helps the cabin blend in with the hundreds of acres of National Trust woodland.


An outdoor oak deck with a canvas shade overlooks views of the River Teign.

The deck offers fantastic wildlife-watching and star-gazing opportunities.

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