Photography via Out of the Valley

After decamping from London for the country, designer-maker Rupert McKelvie established Out of the Valley, his Devon, England, workshop devoted to building sustainable, off-the-grid, “efficient yet aesthetic” cabins. His model design on the banks of the River Teign happens to be available for rent by the night.

The oak deck is furnished with Net Chairs by Mark Product of Cornwall and a McKelvie burned-wood table inspired by a Kaspar Hamacher design.

The deck has a canvas shade stitched by a sailmaker. The cabin has a wood stove and solar-powered lighting.

A king-sized bed is tucked into an alcove off the open living space. The kitchen comes complete with cooker and gas hob.

All of the furniture and built-ins are McKelvie’s own designs in ash and oak, which he and his small crew fabricate.

A sliding door off the kitchen opens to the compact bathroom.

The bathroom is detailed with Carrara marble tiles and has a brass monsoon shower head (plus a compost toilet).

The sink is kitted out with reconditioned old brass taps.

McKelvie is about to launch Out of the Valley’s first furniture collection, which will include cabin-inspired sinks with surface-mounted copper pipes and vintage taps.