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The first step to getting your bespoke project off the ground is an in-depth consultation with the Out of the Valley team, whether in person, over the phone or via email. We talk through your plans, inspirations and budget, and put together a rigorous brief. Depending on what we’re creating together, we may also arrange a visit to your chosen build site.

We will cover some of the following:

  • Project aspirations
  • Site / location
  • Materiality
  • Energy
  • Desired timeline
off-grid wooden cabin design sketch with model


We take to the drawing board and develop a concept design package, translating your brief into engaging sketches, models, images and moodboards that help you really get a sense of the design intent and ambition for the project.

We will explore some of the following:

  • Practical needs of the space
  • Materials & Tones
  • Connection to surroundings
  • Thermal efficiencies
HWC Planning-HWC.01_A Location Plan


The concept designs are then developed into working plans that are used for securing  planning permission, early structural and site considerations as well as budget estimates.

In the planning stage, we will also develop:

  • Project scope
  • Deliverables
  • Build timeline
  • Budget
cabin building with oak timber framing using chisels and hammer


The most exciting part of the process can begin – with Out of the Valley’s team of skilled craftspeople and our trusted specialist partners, your build can start. To maintain the level of detail and quality that we’re known for, we carry out as much of the construction as possible within the Out of the Valley workshops in the UK.

All of our builds benefit from:

  • Environmentally conscious materials
  • Low-impact construction techniques
  • Precise hand-finishing
  • Meticulous quality control
  • Off-grid expertise

Our bespoke service is completely tailored to your needs. Drawing on our design-led ethos and expertise in ecological building techniques, innovative construction methods and traditional craft, we bring to life the details that matter most to you.


Casa Sugi (WIP)

Catskills, USA

Avalon Beach (WIP)


California Cabins (WIP)

California, USA