off grid wooden oak framed cabin interior with built on kitchen and living area with wood burning stove

Oak Cabin

Oak Cabin


Dartmoor, Devon




Oak, Ash, Copper, Wood fibre

The cabin that started the Out of the Valley story. An elegant off-grid bolthole in which to escape the stresses of modern life and immerse in nature. Crafted masterfully from oak; nestled among trees by the valley of the river Teign.

Clad in shou sugi ban – charred cedar – the dwelling’s darkened exterior settles it discreetly into the shadows of the surrounding forest. But through its doors, a light and airy interior awaits.

Woodwork treated with whitening oils evokes a lime washed, Scandinavian feel. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame picturesque views of the valley, while hidden storage makes careful use of every inch of space and provides a home for all of life’s essentials. Doors fold open from the living area onto a broad oak veranda on which to read and watch wildlife.

Considered detailing elevates the aesthetic and invites luxurious enjoyment – a finely-finished kitchen hewn from solid ash and oak with custom brass handles; a shower in sleek carrara marble.

Self-contained and solar powered, Oak Cabin is fully equipped for comfortable off-grid living. Water is drawn from a nearby well; a wood-burner at the heart of the space provides heat, while south-facing windows pull warmth from the sun through the winter months. In summer, a cooling awning offers a secluded, shaded spot in which to relax among the wild surrounds.