In April 2022 we had the privilege of manufacturing and installing a 7x4m cabin amongst the hedgerow on Pitchcott Farm near Aylesbury. The beautifully situated organic farm is being slowly and carefully regenerated into a campsite and nature experience project.
Designed by Manchester architects, Architecture Unknown and commissioned by Naked Build Co. this project was manufactured and assembled over the course of around a month.
Situated in the corner of a field and integrated into the hedge, hedgerow cabin is a quiet getaway from modern life. Incorporating natural cladding materials and embracing the stunning views out over the surrounding landscape through windows on three sides.
From our workshop in the South Lakes we manufactured the chassis of the cabin from FSC certified Metsa spruce plywood. The sustainable materials were then shipped to site for assembly.
With the help of volunteers, over the first couple of days we assembled sub sections of the building in the shelter of one of the barns. Screw pile foundations (manufactured by The Great British Ground Screw Company) were used to minimise the impact on the site and ensure that the cabin could be removed without a trace and resituated if needed.
On the final day of our trip to the deep south, we assembled the entire structure. In a single day with the help of some volunteers the chassis of the Wikihouse went up without a hitch.