Leckie Studio has designed two different models of a cabin for those interested in constructing a home on their own

Outdoor recreational structures don't come easy. It takes a large investment to get a construction crew to head out into the wilderness to build the structure, not to mention the supplies and time involved. Leckie Studio, an architecture and design company based in Vancouver, wants to assist with their new series of modular cabins. Essentially, they prepare the materials of the structures in a way that allows untrained workers to put the locations together themselves, similar to how Ikea gets its customers to build furniture at home themselves.

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Leckie Studio created two different models, Backcountry and Frontcountry. Backcountry is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who want a cabin or those who want to get away from the daily grind. The Frontcountry model has a few more features than the former, as it was designed to fit in an urban environment with several other houses and feel more like a full-time residence than a cabin. These modular cabins fit with the Tiny House movement, with residents choosing to own smaller homes rather than paying rent to an apartment or paying off a mortgage.

Both models have two floors with sleeping arrangements on top. Other amenities include a lounge, kitchen, dining area and a bathroom. The models differ with the Backcountry design featuring a bunk bed area to accommodate larger groups and a minimal downstairs area for socializing. On the other hand, the Frontcountry cabin features one or two bedrooms for permanent residents with more furnished interior designs to give it more of a ‘homey' feel.

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The concept was sparked from the idea that owners could construct models the same way a community would get together to help a neighbor or friend build a treehouse or barn. This forced the studio to ensure the pieces were easy for anyone to work with. All of the materials used in the house can get lifted by hand or hoisted into place using a pulley and winch system.

Those interested in their own prefabricated structure by Leckie Studio can email the company to receive a quote, which varies based on location.

The Backcountry Hut Company

Outdoor recreational structures don't come easy. It takes a large investment to get a construction crew to head out into the wilderness to build the structure, not to mention the supplies and time involved. Leckie Studio, an architecture and design company based in Vancouver, wants to assist with their new series of modular cabins. Essentially, they prepare the materials of the structures in a way that allows untrained workers to put the locations together themselves, similar to how Ikea gets its customers to build furniture at home themselves.