Breaking News – Backcountry Hut Company make $45k flat pack ‘surf shacks’

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AutoNews- A company has created off-grid dwellings that can be assembled in a week like ‘Ikea furniture’.Backcountry Hut Company says their Surf Shack model can be built almost anywhere with materials dropped in by helicopter.The pre-fab structures starting at $45,000 come in various sizes – from 191 square feet to 937 square feet – with the largest housing up to 24 people.The Canadian company lets customers design their own interior or pick from a range of options.Their in-house team of architects assists with permitting, documentation requirements, and customization.A flat pack kit of parts is delivered to the location, at which point the assembly process starts.Co-founder Wilson Edgar says a team of four can raise the structure in less than a week, without the need for large excavators and other heavy machinery.Mr Edgar said: ‘In a lot of cases, our customers want to build on their remote dream property, as a way to escape the 9 to 5.’Some of those locations can’t accommodate an intrusive, traditional building process.’Our customers seem to come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share an eye for design, and a creative desire to play some part in the building experience.’The first BHC customers have ranged from semi-retired professors, to younger tech workers.’These are not 2X4 stick-framed, tiny prefabricated structures with vinyl windows. Our customer is looking for a recreational dwelling that is well-designed, with minimal environmental impact.’Mr Edgar’s Co-Founder is Architect Michael Leckie, whose Vancouver studio designed the prefabricated ‘kit-of-parts’ system.He said: ‘We wanted to create something that captured a certain essentialism.’A product and process that is unique unto itself, that is has a practicality, without sacrificing good design.’The Surf Shack is available for order now in America and Canada, with further availability planned for the future.

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Radius477 says:

$235 per square foot! (At $45,000 for 191 square feet)

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