A Home in Nature

Hona is a small house in an imposing landscape of contrasts, from austere rocky mountains to soft white sand beaches. The incredible landscape of Harris and Lewis has much to offer in terms of its dramatic natural beauty, social history, and outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, fishing, canoeing.

Modest in scale, Hona is a unique space for inspiration, a space to go to to recalibrate and reconnect with the wild and a lifecycle beyond the human experience. 

With elements of light, natural textures and dark skies integrated into the design of the building, Hona is influenced by traditional rural Scottish architecture and embraces the Norwegian idea of the hytte, a small building in Nature, or the concept of friluftsliv that regards engagement with nature as central to spiritual and mental wellbeing.

Hona is a base from which to immerse yourself in the extraordinary landscapes and seascapes on the west coast of Lewis. Behind the house is the rugged mountain Mealaisbhal; the walk to the summit is criss-crossed with trails, dotted with trout lochs and home to a rich myriad of unusual wildflowers that are shadowed by eagles (the area boasts the largest population of Golden Eagles in the UK).