Category: | Unique
A superb forest location facing west across water to mountains and a great place to watch the wheels go round. Located on the edge of a tranquil forest in the remote West and with private shore.
Sgt. Pepper's uses a 'whole log' construction method, with local trees being felled from the forest and seasoned over two years before construction began. The structure is highly insulated and designed for all year use. It's a flexible space with a feature mezzanine floor and walls have been avoided internally as much as possible, creating open space in abundance.
This is a remote location but all modern conveniences have been cleverly added. There's even a good 3G network coverage so the space can also be used as a remote office if you want to work in that manner. Styling is deliberately mimimalist and uncluttered regards furnishings as you might expect for a cabin retreat experience! The home uses a simple briefcase generator for electrical power and has a highly efficient log burning stove which also produces plently of hot water. It's a property where you can literally jump into a kayak at the bottom of the garden and be on the water in seconds.
The house was built over 15 years using a blend of modern and traditional techniques. Sgt. Pepper's is a bespoke whole log construction from native trees which surely deserves to win any competition through shear grit and perseverence! This is a home built with a minimal amount of equipment and on a very low budget indeed. The location is remote/challenging meaning that boat is required to ferry any materials not immediately available. The building method utilised a raised dwarf wall and uses three internal columns to support the ridge. Finished internally to a good standard in a scandinavian style.
This project is attributed to the singer/songwriter John Lennon who in fact had plans drawn up for a remote home on nearby Dorinish island in Mayo but never achieved the ambition due to tragic events in New York on 8th December 1980. Projects in challenging locations need an ability to 'imagine' and so thanks to John Lennon for showing that it is possible to go 'off grid'.
Leaving the city behind you, this is the perfect retreat to watch he wheels go round. Recommended for all dreamers.
see - lennoncaravan.blogspot.com/2009/10/
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Year first entered 2019
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