Small Cabin

Cornerback this tiny cabin on wheels is indeed one of the most beautiful and unusual things you could ever see in a cabin. Pedro Söem, the founder of AeroPast, wanted to create something different which would complement the beauty of the valley and like any other natural or man-made structure, but this combination of design and building makes it a little more difficult. In less than a month, more than 1000 of the tiny cab were built by the students of the Oslo-based university.

An unpretentious two-room cottage, it is indeed a striking place. Set low on the landscape, it looks as though it is floating in the mountains, and the most surprising thing about it is that it is not a basic house at all. It contains a small bathroom just completed to the left side of the living room. Built at the beginnings of the forest, this structure is a unique thing that occupies barely-there half a square meter of plot. The building is raised above the terrain level like Ottomans that come to deck below the windows.

The other side houses a loft space that is only ajar, a tiny hall specific to the next level. The kitchen and living room are open both from the kitchen; one of the walls opens to the balcony; and the bedroom is finished off with gray tiles. The top of the cabin features a single wide bed, both private, perfect for curling up with the big book in front of the fireplace. The perfect place for a nap, you feel comfortable enough.

The other side of the cabin opens a veranda that slides open to the house’s own patio. Here, the patio directly following the curve of the wooden deck. The veranda closes on one side and opens onto the patio dining room on the other. The patio is extended on the bottom edge by means of a cantilevered rectangular “table”. The table is deep enough for ten persons to take a seat and at the same time create an informal dining area in front of a window at a half-height level.

You can experience the forest on a much larger scale with this version of the Cabavera House. It’s cheaper than a normal home and will provide more than the usual living spaces for family and friends. The design is far more modern and sustainable then the 1950’s style home many of today areoclimaticists agree to.

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