Dezeen's Alyn Griffiths takes a look at the Tinhouse, a new residential project from Scotland-based Rural Design Studio.

The year-round vacation home features aluminum cladding that is reminiscent of the many farmers' sheds dotted across the local landscape. Additionally, the structure's aluminum surfaces and minimal window openings help to protect the building from the island's regular storms.

The house was built for a budget of just £110,000 (approximately $144,540), and employs materials and techniques chosen to make it straightforward for one person to perform the majority of the construction. Recycled materials were employed wherever possible, including for the sliding pocket doors that can be used to close off the living space, bathroom and bedroom. These doors feature circular cut-outs instead of unnecessary handles.

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