The Lake District and various other parts of the country had a great tradition of building houses with a drystone exterior. The inside of the walls would be set in lime/cement mortar, but the outside had a very appealing drystone face. Garden buildings and small outbuildings were more commonly built in pure drystone, where dampness and space were not an issue. Using mortar in the core, meant that the walls could be built with vertical sides and considerably narrower than without.
We use the same technique to build small bothies and outbuildings. Depending on location, planning permission is often not required for a building of this kind. A small stone bothy (4.5 x 3.0 x 3.3m) would normally have a slate roof, concrete floor and wooden door and shutters.
Please contact us for more information and sample drawings.