Loch Ness Armadillas

No, a Loch Ness Armadilla is not a friend of the mythical Nessie, but a tiny house, shaped to look like the armored animal. Now, while keeping an eye out for the underwater creature allegedly captured on film, you can relax in style in these rental cabins located at the Loch Ness Glamping resort in Drumnadrochit, Scotland.

The four Armadilla pods have been built exclusively for the resort and are surrounded by nature, activities and a pet-friendly atmosphere. The eco camping pods are shingled in larch wood and blend in with the landscape. They each sleep two people and contain a wet bath with shower and sink, underfloor heating and hot water, a stove, kettle, toaster, fridge and a private barbecue and fire pit. Free wi-fi, kitchen supplies and a TV/DVD are also supplied. Each Armadilla pod also has a front porch, a glass front door and a round glass window to take in the view.


The cost for the pods per night are £50 ($62) for one person and £58 ($78) for two people. The village of Drumnadrochit is a short bicycle ride away, where visitors can enjoy the local Loch Ness Monster exhibitions, cruises on Loch Ness or a visit to Urquhart Castle. Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands, is a short drive away.


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Photos by Loch Ness Glamping


By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Vizavis - August 25, 2014 Reply

I really like this home but, like almost every other micro house, there is no way to purchase it. I am 64 and retiring in 10 more months. I am running out of possibilities of finding a place to live. I find a house but can’t afford the price tag and building one is out of the question at my age. Just try to find a builder. I can’t get anyone to even email me back. I have a budget of $40,000 cash and the property to build it on. So much for my dream of owning a mini house.

    Ross Hunter - August 25, 2014 Reply

    Dear Vizavis

    Im the designer and comapany owner of said Armadillas and you might be keen to hear we are looking to start manufacturing them in the US. At the moment we are talking with various partners and looking at investors. One of our goals is to generate a provisional order book to move things forward. If you are serious please contact me through our web site http://www.armadilla.co.uk

    Terri - August 26, 2014 Reply

    Try this website, they even deliver to your door. http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/

    Alaynna - August 26, 2014 Reply

    Vizavis, Do you live in the US? I have a cabin on a trailer that I may be selling.

    HQB - August 27, 2014 Reply

    Try a monolithic dome cabin: http://www.monolithic.org/topics/cabins

    jacke rose - August 27, 2014 Reply

    tiny homes just had an artcile on metal arch cabins….http://www.archedcabins.com/

    highest base price < $13,000
    I don't know what else would be involved….

Marvin - August 25, 2014 Reply

Fantastic design, nothing less than functional art. The craftmanship is exceptional . With all the complex curves These would not look all that out of place in a 19th century ship yard.

    Ross Hunter - August 25, 2014 Reply

    Dear Marvin, these Aramdillas (and many more) have been my blood sweat and tears for the past 5 years. I was very moved by your comment – thankyou

Wendy - August 25, 2014 Reply

They are beautiful- really liveable art! A truly wonderful design, and they certainly look like a cozy spot in which to spend a few days monster hunting!

Becca - August 25, 2014 Reply

So pretty 🙂 I would love to spend a few nights there

jane van Loon - August 27, 2014 Reply

how much do they cost to build, single, or by bunch? Where are you looking in the USA?

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