This 430 Square Foot Cabin in the Woods Is Perfect For Communing With Nature

published Apr 11, 2018
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If holing up in a cozy dwelling that’s both inviting and constructed using recyclable materials is high on your list of getaway needs, architecture firm Invisible Studio’s tiny house in the woods easily fits the description.

Located in a wooded area near Bath, England, the 430-square foot cabin was constructed from locally sourced unseasoned timber and leftover materials from a construction site. Trailer is encased in steel and corrugated fiberglass, while its interior is made of shuttering plywood. A combination of polycarbonate panels, a skylights and windows provide ample opportunities for natural light to illuminate the space. The living area accounts for the entire interior space, which is also equipped with a gas stove, a small space reserved for cooking and a toilet. Two staircases with handrails made from recycled rope lead to a pair of sleeping platforms situated at opposite ends of the cabin. A wooden walkway hovers about the living space, serving as a point of entry for one of the sleeping areas.

“The project aims to provide a super low cost, versatile, useable space that could act as a kit of parts for any self builder to improvise around or easily adapt,” architect and founder of Invisible Studio Piers Taylor tells Dezeen.

“While conceived as a domestic space, it could easily function as a workspace or something else.”

In the mood to pack up everything and hightail it to another spot? True to its name, Trailer is mobile and built to comply with local transportation regulations. The cost to build the quaint, sustainable structure is $28,105, which falls on the lower end of the spectrum of average tiny house prices. In order to assist in its cost-efficient efforts, Invisible Studio utilized its signature architectural “same section” technique, which according to Inhabitat, is accomplished by using 125 millimeter-by-50-millimeter pieces of timber that are then “laminated up into the structural sections for the cross frames.”