North Woods Construction Ltd Cabins, home offices, bird hides & studios











small is beautiful

North Woods have built a number of very small buildings including cabins, home offices and bird hides. Indeed it is a scale of work ideally suited to our resources and close to our hearts in terms of “living lightly” and close to the land.

One of our bird hides is at Scourie beach top in west Sutherland and another overlooking Loch Shin near Lairg. Both are built almost entirely out of home-grown larch with steel roofs. They are also both founded on small concrete piers lifting them clear of the ground and minimizing their ‘carbon footprint’.


small is ecological

A meditation hut/piano room of just 10 sqm was built on a croft in west Sutherland for a couple of shed-dwelling environmental activists committed to a low impact life style. We have also built home offices and luxury potting sheds amongst many other building types. We will consider any project, however small and generally pre-fabricate micro-buildings in our workshop to minimize site times.


small is affordable

Choosing to build small often allows higher quality materials as well as being more affordable and environmentally sound. We always encourage quality over quantity in space and materials and clients are usually amazed to find that a design which at first appeared to compromise their spatial requirement becomes a functional and aesthetic delight.