Flatpack Surf Shack, Say That 5 Times Fast

The perfect summer pop-up shelter, no heavy machinery required

September 26, 2017 9:00 am

Much like Rome, the latest offering from Backcountry Hut Company can’t be built in a day.

That’s because quality digs take time to come to fruition. In the Surf Shack’s case, it’s a week.

The Canadian firm’s latest creation is a 191-square-foot number that follows in the petite footsteps of previous models in BHC’s line of Ikea-inspired prefab dwellings. Like its peers, the Surf Shack arrives packed in flat-pack form and is ready to go on or off of the grid after setup.

Ideally suited to be used as weekend getaway, the one-bedroom Surf Shack can be outfitted with standard options like a living room, dining area, kitchen and bathroom, but the open design of its interior can also be customized to fit a customer’s specific wants or needs.

Small enough to fit on a truck and sturdy enough to be delivered by helicopter, the Surf Shack can be assembled by a team of four without the use of any heavy machinery, according to BHC.

Surf Shack (3 images)

“In a lot of cases, our customers want to build on their remote dream property, as a way to escape the 9 to 5,” BHC co-founder Wilson Edgar told Poppytalk. “Some of those locations can’t accommodate an intrusive, traditional building process.”

Currently available for preorder in the U.S. and Canada, the fabrication process for the Surf Shack takes about two months with the most basic design starting at around $45,000.

Surf’s up.

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