Rolling Huts offers unique accommodation on wheels
October 25, 2012
Nestled in Washington's Methow Valley, USA, Rolling Huts offers guests accommodation in several unique eco-huts on wheels. Designed by architectural studio Olson Kundig, the huts have been built with nature lovers in mind, and provide a private escape with uninterrupted views of the dramatic mountainous surroundings.
Following the latest trend of glamping sites, the huts offer simple but luxurious accommodation with minimal fuss. Low-tech and low-impact in design, each hut features a wooden structure with a steel frame and a large floor-to-ceiling glass wall that opens out onto a private patio. Furthermore, the angled roof panel appears to rest on top of a rectangular sheet of glass, creating an elevated opening that allows views of the surrounding landscape to enter the hut while maintaining complete privacy.
Each hut is slightly raised off the ground, with a steel structural base not that dissimilar to a wheelbarrow. Four big base wheels allow the hut to be picked up and moved around the site, while the weight and back staircase anchors the hut in place, ensuring that it is stable.
The interior of the huts incorporate an open living space complete with fireplace, minimalist modular furniture, elevated sleeping platform for two, small kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave, and an exterior private adjacent portable toilet. Full bathroom and shower facilities are located just a short stroll away in a centrally located barn.
Rolling Huts guests also have access to a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, river rafting, mountain biking, dog sledding, golfing, fly fishing, winery visits, and balloon tours. The Methow Valley is also home to one of the world's longest cross-country skiing trails that stretches 120 miles (193 km).
Accommodation prices at Rolling Huts start from US$135 per night for two guests.