Beautiful Modern Housing Built With Pre-Packed Assembly Kit

Inspired by the idea of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad of providing affordable well-designed products “for the masses,” The Backcountry Hut Company provides a turnkey solution to housing through the provision of a pre-fabricated kit of parts. Founded to assist individuals and organizations in the design and construction of affordable outdoor recreation structures, the company’s “Backcountry” and “Frontcountry” kits posses the following characteristics:

1.) Modular

Combine different modules to adjust the size, and adapt the structure for different needs, whether for one person, or a group.

2.) Easy to Assemble

The structural parts easily fit together, making assembly of the pre-fabricated core simple. No heavy machinery needed!

3.) Customization

Choose from different exterior finishes and interior fit-outs to suite your use for outdoor recreation or urban living.

4.) Sustainability

The hut uses FSC certified lumber, 100% recyclable components, and adopts a zero-waste philosophy with minimal site imprint.




By engaging with the client early on in the project, the entire process is clarified: specifications outlining the total project budget are detailed; customized drawings are provided; and the team’s in-house architects assist with permitting and documentation requirements.

Started in 2015 as an idea for a simple, recreational structure that could be easily installed in a remote location, the idea is something that most backcountry enthusiasts romanticize over.

After working with the outdoor community in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, founder Wilson Edgar was inspired to collaborate with Michael Leckie, Principal Architect of Leckie Studio, on a design for a prefabricated shelter that wasn’t limited to being extremely rudimentary. Working together on the modular design of the “Backcountry Hut,” the team reached out to Cyrill Werlen, a master builder from Saas-Fe, Switzerland with an appreciation for quality and the concept of self-assembly.

Currently accepting orders for their  kits, you can contact the company for more information on their website, via email or by phone: +1-604-355-7797.

Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson is a writer, web designer and former senior editor for ODDA magazine, a glossy 500+ page high fashion magazine. In addition to his work for ODDA, he is also a freelance writer for LAB A4 and a creative director for various projects across various industries where he specializes in branding, identity and visual strategy. He is also the founding editor of PLOY.

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