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UK Blogger Kevin Langan Challenges Himself to Build 100 Huts Exclusively From Natural Materials

Posted By Morgana Matus On September 1, 2012 @ 3:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green roof,Sustainable Materials,Treehouses | No Comments


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Kevin Langan is not fully content with his warm, central-heated family home in Glasgow, Scotland.  To reconnect with nature and test his comfort level, he has decided to fashion 100 huts from natural resources [7], wielding only a hatchet and a general idea of where he wants to build a shelter.  Says Langan about the project,

“I know that this challenge will be excruciatingly hard and that there is a small chance I’ll regret this eccentric idea in the depths of some cold night and want to give up. It may take me years to complete – but I’d rather challenge myself than just exist, I’d rather feel anything than feel nothing.  In all honesty I want to feel afraid; I want to abandon the sanitized sterility of urban life and find a true type of contentment down amongst the moss [8] and mud. I want to experience the fear of being alone on a cold, dark wet winter’s night. I want to learn how to feel comfortable resting beside worms, biting insects, scurrying rodents, noisy birds or if I’m lucky – an inquisitive fox. ”

Langan is surprisingly candid about his adventures, expressing embarrassment when a roof collapses, agitated nerves in the dark of the wilderness, or contentment after a good night of “hutting”.  He has already completed four adventures, and will continue to take photos and write about his escapades through his blog, 100 Wild Huts [4].

+ 100 Wild Huts [4]


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[3] buy a kit: http://www.makershed.com/category_s/70.htm

[4] Kevin Langan: http://100wildhuts.blogspot.co.uk/

[5] roundhouses: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/roundhouses.htm

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/08/langan-pine-shelter.jpg

[7] natural resources: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-materials

[8] moss: http://inhabitat.com/tag/moss

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