Rupert McKelvie with his cabinet which is overlaid with leaves. McKelvie was photographed in his studio in Devon.

Out of the Valley builds beautiful wooden spaces that aim to reconnect people with nature, simple modest living brings qualities to life that often we can not name. Our studio and workshop designs and builds places to dwell and nourish, preserve and enhance.

Rupert McKelvie founded the company in 2014, he originally trained as a classical wooden boat builder before going on to study design and sustainability. He launched the company with the Oak cabin, a small off-grid home that brings together traditional building techniques with modern green technologies. With his team they continue to design and build beautifully crafted spaces.

In the last two years Rupert has planted over three thousand trees on land surrounding his workshop in Devon.