This Tiny Vacation Home Packs a lot of Luxury Into a Small Amount of Space

published Mar 23, 2018
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Today’s #cabinporn alert comes courtesy of Mandalaki Design Studio‘s stunning seaside micro dwelling, the Monocabin. The sleek tiny home is basically the Greek getaway of every minimalist wanderluster’s dreams.

For starters, the 270 square-foot-space sits near the Aegean Sea on Rhodes Island, but believe it or not, the prime location isn’t the only blissful architectural selling point. There’s the inviting interior décor, which is a vivid example of how the commandments of all-white decoration are meant to be executed. Modular panels, solar-powered lights and large windows offer more opportunities for natural light to permeate the space, helping the cabin seamlessly reflect its natural surroundings and the design of its neighboring Greek architecture.

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Although sparse on space, this dreamy cabin retreat by the sea comfortably sleeps two people. A kitchen, bathroom and bedroom make up the basic accommodations, plus handmade furniture is designed to integrate naturally into the space. There’s also an outdoor terrace that functions as a sitting and dining area, providing an excellent frill for this delightful oceanside retreat. A nearby workout space rounds out the amenities.

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As the designers explain, the Monocabin is all about making the indoors and outdoors feel practically indistinguishable.

“The proposal is a space where walls and windows are only the interface between the outside and the inside offering the choice to be protected from the outside or to be directly connected with the outside. The feeling of being inside, as the outside breezes in.”

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The Monocabin represents a prototype for a series of similar homes inspired by modular living. As Mandalaki Design Studio’s co-founder George Kolliopoulos told The Spaces, “‘The dream was to build a livable and modular design object we could place anywhere in the world sharing our design philosophy.” He added, “And the story had to begin in Rhodes, my home island.”

For a future R&R-themed adventure near the ocean, consider booking a stay at Monocabin on Airbnb.