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Made on Skye

Innovative and contemporary homes built and tested for you on the Isle of Skye.

Who are R.HOUSE?

R.HOUSE is a new, innovative concept in rural living, developed and delivered by architects Rural Design and James MacQueen Builders. The R.HOUSE home was conceived to withstand the natural elements, provide high quality, inspirational design and to be faster than a more traditional build – a simple solution for new housing in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.


Designed by Rural Design with a choice in mind R.HOUSE provides a unique opportunity for you to create a home tailored to an individual or family lifestyle and environment. Each home is characterised by a high level of design, detail and specification and is sustainably built using modular construction.

The approach to design is crisp and contemporary, grounded in an understanding of history and a respect for the environment. R.HOUSE‘s simplicity and the robust materials selected to build them evoked the timeless forms of traditional Highland barns and steadings. This simplicity and respect for the landscape means that they can nestle comfortably in any site.


A key element of the R.HOUSE approach to building is sustainability and energy efficiency. Designing homes with high levels of insulation and airtightness passes direct savings onto owners year on year.

How is an R.HOUSE Built?

Each R.HOUSE is built by James MacQueen Builders using modular off-site construction. This process is substantially quicker than a traditional build approach and allows for build quality and cost certainty. The use of modular construction provides a range of different options for potential homeowners and a simplistic, practical layout.

Each home comes complete, ready for you to move in.

In practical terms an R.HOUSE provides;

• Firm priced service with costs fixed prior to build
• Fully managed design and build service
• High levels of insulation and air tightness, reducing running costs and increasing energy efficiency
• Contemporary award winning design