How to Create an Outdoor Room That Can Be Used All Year Round

A modern bothy
How to Create an Outdoor Room That Can Be Used All Year Round

Inspired by the shelters of Scandinavia and the charming bothies of Scotland comes one of the latest outdoor living trends. The so-called instant garden room hideaway is both a smart use of space and a fantastic way to enjoy life throughout all seasons.

It’s Time to Reimagine Outdoor Living

An original bothy interior
How to Create an Outdoor Room That Can Be Used All Year Round

If the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the Scottish Highlands are beautiful sceneries of endless green dotted with bothies, you’re not alone. These simple huts that were once a shelter for itinerant workers continue to be an irreplaceable part of Scotland’s innate architecture and are the reason instant garden rooms became a thing in the present day.

Instant Hideaways Are the New Best Thing

A modern bothy-inspired outdoor room
How to Create an Outdoor Room That Can Be Used All Year Round

The idea first came to Annie and Lachlan Steward who own a design firm together. It was during lockdown that the husband-and-wife duo from Scotland realized the importance of having a separate place to recharge or just do your thing. That would ideally be a place that is quiet and not in the house, so you work or study in a different environment than the one you consider home. It gives you the physical separation of the different activities you do in your day. That’s how The Bothy came to be – a cabin designed for year-round use. Be it for working, studying, homeschooling, or just as a place to practice your hobbies, this outdoor yet indoor concept is simply fantastic.

How to Recreate the Style

When creating outdoor structures that have to be accommodating both in summer and winter, it’s best to use sustainable building materials. You can use both a timber-pile or concrete-spot foundation based on your resources and property. Focus on insulation, double-glazed windows, and quality roofing to ensure your bothy will withstand the elements.

A luxurious bothy interior
How to Create an Outdoor Room That Can Be Used All Year Round

Since you’ll be operating with limited space, be sure to plan the purpose and outlay of the interior in advance. Play with light and lighting fixtures to create depth and add chicness to the room. From simple to boho or luxury, your “outdoor room” can be whatever you want it to be. Experiment away!

Ryan Gosling Spoke About His Daughters and Eva Mendes In an Interview

Ryan Gosling

While Ryan Gosling rarely talks about his family during interviews, he apparently made an exception during one for his recent brand partnership. Gosling gave the interview in early October when he worked with the luxury watch brand Tag Heuer.

Ryan Gosling Discussed Parenting In a Recent Interview

In a recent interview published this October, actor Ryan Gosling discussed parenting in recent months. He shared how it was a tough time for him and Eva Mendes because their kids are young, and having to keep them separated from other kids meant they had to do their best to entertain them. They were also unable to see family and friends, so apparently, he and Eva did more acting than they had done in their entire careers.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes with their two daughters

Ryan Gosling Gave the Interview After He Chose Tag Heuer for His First-Ever Brand Partnership

Maybe it was because he was giving an interview after his brand partnership with Tag Heuer, Ryan Gosling said that on a personal level, he thought about time more often. He pointed out that now he has two kids who are growing up fast — he keeps his eye on the clock more than he used to. He then shared how for his first Father’s Day, Eva Mendes gave him a watch. Gosling did also state that the brand didn’t matter for him, but it was the symbolism that mattered. According to him, this meant he was now on the clock.

A promotional image of Ryan Gosling wearing a Tag Heuer watch.

Actors Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes met in 2011 on the set of the movie The Place Beyond the Pines. They have been together ever since and now have two daughters. Despite their ten-year relationship, the two actors have a very good track record for keeping their family life a secret. The kind of info he gave in this recent interview is all fans know about the two. Eva Mendes has even wiped her Instagram completely clean. Her response to a fan who asked for more pics on social media was that her man and kids are private, and that’s important to her.