Couple builds tiny A-frame cabin in three weeks for only $700

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Anyone dreaming of building their own affordable tiny cabin should check out this solar-powered cozy retreat photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett built in Missoula, Montana, for around $700. They bought plans for the A-frame cabin from well-known tiny house enthusiast Derek Diedricksen and customized the design to fit their needs.

The couple built the 80-foot cabin by themselves in only three weeks. They slightly modified the original plan and relied heavily on reused… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Lakeside cabin made out of reclaimed wood is as idyllic as it gets

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Timber cabin on wheels lets you hit the open road in luxurious comfort

Seek adventure on the open road without leaving the comforts of home—that’s the charm of ESCAPE, a Wisconsin-based company that designs and builds RVs that look like tiny towable cabins. We’re always impressed by ESCAPE’s line of tiny homes on wheels and their latest addition, Escape ONE XL, is no exception. Clad in charred wood siding, the ONE XL was launched this month and comfortably sleeps up to eight inside a surprisingly lavish modern interior.

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Compact floating cabin pops up in extreme remote locations

Russian firm BIO-architects recently unveiled their latest modern modular cabin—and this one floats on water. Prefabricated offsite, the DD16 house was dropped on a lake near Moscow and is lightweight and durable enough to float and withstand harsh winter extremes. Designed for remote locations, the off-grid cabin uses solar energy for electricity, draws fresh water from the lake, and uses a composting toilet for waste.

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Snhettas ready-made cabin can fit into any landscape

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Snøhetta-designed home, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. The renowned Norwegian design firm just unveiled a beautiful prefabricated cabin designed to pop up in and complement any landscape. Created in collaboration with Rindalshytter, Norway’s leading producer of leisure homes, the Gapahuk cabin features an environmentally friendly footprint with off-grid capabilities.

Designed for adaptability, Gapahuk can suit an array of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Gorgeous forest home will fulfill your tiny cabin dreams

Get ready for some serious cabin envy. Architecture firm studio PIKAPLUS crafted a gorgeous tiny home that perfectly harmonizes with its surrounding forested wilderness. Built mostly of timber, the Wooden House is a cozy retreat for those who crave connection with the outdoors and also want simple luxuries and protection from the elements. Keep reading for a tour of the cabin’s light-filled interior.

With just 82 square meters of space, the compact cabin is the result of thoughtful planning… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Architect Jim Olson spent 55 years renovating this breathtaking Puget Sound cabin

It would be safe to say that architect Jim Olsen from Olson Kundig Architects is an incredibly patient man. In a world where skyscrapers can be built in record-breaking 90 days, Jim chose to take his time with the construction of his own lake house, as in 55 years. Olsen began to build the cabin, located in Longbranch, Washington, in 1959. What began as a mere 14 square foot bunk house has now been patiently converted over the years into a breathtaking lake-side cabin.

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Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

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Origami-like alpine cabin brings contemporary style to Chile’s mountains

Alpine architecture has evolved far beyond traditional chalets, as can be seen in this contemporary cabin perched high above in Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Architect Gonzalo Iturriaga completed the blackened pine cabin, named RF C9, on a rocky site near the commune of San Esteban. Like a piece of origami, the angular refuge has numerous folds, some of which are turned into glazed openings that frame spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

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Serene timber cabin in Austrian countryside floats lightly on the sloping landscape

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