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Award-winning Tiny House in Assynt

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2 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 bath

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Award-winning tiny house is located the most northerly stretch of NC500, Scotland's answer to Route 66. Stay in this partly off-grid, wooden house on wheels with its breathtaking view, very close to the beach. Lots of other things to explore nearby.

The space
The tiny house movement began in the USA as people explore the future possibilities of living in compact, low energy spaces.
This tiny house was built by British trail-blazer Mark Burton (http://www.custombuiltsurrey.com/one-bed-house-on-wheels.html), who won an award from the Independent Newspaper, and has featured in numerous "lifestyle" TV programmes including Grand Designs.
The tiny house in Clashnessie is the first to go largely off-grid, depending on mains supply for water and high-output electric appliances only. Supplementary power comes from photovoltaic panels and cylinder gas, and there is a composting lavatory. But this is not rough-living, and offers a shower, a fabulous king-size bed, a fridge - more or less all you need in a house, except space. The furniture has been chosen to a high design standard; this is emphatically not a caravan!

Guest access
Guests have off-road car parking, and access to the owner's private gardens, as well as to a friendly and knowledgeable hostess who is on-hand to remedy any deficiencies, dry your soaking outerwear (this is the Highlands), put a load of washing on for you, and provide most things you may have forgotten. Tea, coffee, and basic condiments are provided in the house, and, by arrangement, the makings of breakfast. There is no internet access in the tiny house itself, but guests are welcome to sit in the conservatory of the main house to access emails by wifi.

Other things to note
The tiny house has been on site since June 2014. The house is accessed by three steep steps from a small deck, and going to bed involves climbing a stout wall-fixed ladder through a hole. Guests can best judge if this would suit their physique. The downstairs sofa does convert to a single bed if required. The house is unsuitable for children, except tiny babies. Dogs with good references considered, but not between April and June, lambing season, as this is unfenced sheep country.
Award-winning tiny house is located the most northerly stretch of NC500, Scotland's answer to Route 66. Stay in this partly off-grid, wooden house on wheels with its breathtaking view, very close to the beach. Lots of other things to explore nearby.

The space
The tiny house movement began in the USA as people explore the future possibilities of living in compact, low energy spaces.
This…

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Clashnessie, Lochinver, Sutherland, United Kingdom

We are located on the most northerly stretch of NC500, 'Scotland's answer to Route 66' and voted one of the six most scenic coastal roads in the world by Traveller Magazine. (http://www.northcoast500.com/home.aspx). Clashnessie itself is quite simply a magic place, with a large sweep of safe sandy beach that is never busy, a fascinating coastline and rugged hinterland. The patient observer can see seals, otters, dolphins, porpoises, and sometimes orcas, as well as varied bird-life. Red deer are as common as rabbits - a nuisance to agriculture, but splendid beasts nonetheless.
This is Scotland's "wild west", lying north of the Hebrides. It is one of the dark places of Europe, perfect for astronomers. The area, Assynt, is also world famous for its geology, and the tiny house sits on some of the oldest rock in the world. Just round the coast is the spectacular sea-stack, the Old Man of Stoer. The ring of local mountains - Quinag, Canisp, Suilven, Cul More and Beag, Ben More, and Stac Pollaidh, stand up dramatically on the landscape. No Munros among them except Ben More Assynt, but challenging day-climbs for all that. Brown trout abound in local lochs, and salmon fishing can be arranged by permit. There are numerous places suitable for sailing, kayaking and scuba-diving, and the "main" road, scenic, undulating single-track with passing places, makes for interesting cycling and motor-cycling. Botanists also enjoy the area for its flora including varieties of wild orchid. The nearest pub and shop are in Drumbeg, 5 miles to the north, and the hub of local activity is the scenic fishing village of Lochinver, 9 miles south, which has shops, a varied offer of social events, and 9 food outlets from a sandwich bar to a Michelin-starred restaurant. The North Assynt Estate in which the crofting "township" of Clashnessie is situated, celebrates twenty years now since its famously unprecedented tenant buy-out, since when, in an area notorious for the Highland Clearances and absentee landlords, the people finally own the land. The Gaelic language is also enjoying a revival in the area. And yes, there are midges, but we cope with them.
We are located on the most northerly stretch of NC500, 'Scotland's answer to Route 66' and voted one of the six most scenic coastal roads in the world by Traveller Magazine. (http://www.northcoast500.com/home.a…

Hosted by Pamela

Joined in June 2014
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I am a semi-retired academic specialising in medieval studies, now living in the heart of Edinburgh mostly in winter, and on my croft through most of the summer. As well as continuing to teach and research in Glasgow University, I am a beekeeper, crofter, and freelance writer. I can't live without access to wild places and the sea, good conversation, visits to interesting places, outdoor exercise, but also theatres and libraries, andgood things to read. I have enjoyed travelling to the USA, Asia Minor, China, India, Cuba, Brazil - pretty much anywhere. I am an omnivore who enjoys good fresh food and wine. I have eclectic tastes in literature, movies and music, but live much of my life in silence. I like meeting people, so am happy to spend time with my guests, or to leave them alone if they prefer. As a traveller myself I like to be adventurous, but to come home to a hot shower, a good meal, and a comfortable bed, in a warm space. I do not believe in "retirement" but want to go on doing new things. I need to be busy, stimulated, and productive, have loads of energy and little patience.
I am a semi-retired academic specialising in medieval studies, now living in the heart of Edinburgh mostly in winter, and on my croft through most of the summer. As well as continu…
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I do not let the tiny house when I am not in residence, so I am on-hand when needed. The main house - also a self-build - is my family home. I have been coming to Clashnessie since 1960, so can point out all the best walks and things to see in the area. I am a semi-retired academic, so now live and work here throughout the summer months. But the tiny house is also a retreat space, so interaction is by invitation only.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS. WHILE COVID-19 REMAINS A RISK, INTERACTION WILL BE KEPT TO A SAFE MINIMUM AND DISTANCE. THE TINY HOUSE WILL BE SEALED AND STERILISED WITH AN OZONE GENERATOR BETWEEN GUESTS, AND ALL LINENS WILL BE WASHED AT 90 DEGREES. THIS IS A REMOTE AND SPARSELY POPULATED COMMUNITY, SO ALL STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO KEEP GUESTS AND LOCALS SAFE.
I do not let the tiny house when I am not in residence, so I am on-hand when needed. The main house - also a self-build - is my family home. I have been coming to Clashnessie since…
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Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
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No smoking
No pets
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