Text by: Carina Sá
We’re all tiny and insignificant compared to the vastness and the extraordinary power of nature. Sometimes we tend to forget that but every once in a while someone comes along and reminds us of how majestic nature is by letting it unleash its beauty all around us. There are still a lot of regions untarnished by humans and perfect for placing a small cabin or holiday home. Today Design Build Ideas will show you 5 exquisite tiny houses and cabins hidden in nature. Take a look… and get inspired!
PurePods – New Zealand
The best part about such structures is the fact that they offer extraordinary views of their surroundings. To allow the users to make the most of these views, architects use a variety of different strategies. One of them has to go with the use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors. Some take this idea even further. The PurePods are small, off the grid holiday homes made entirely of glass and they capture the wonderful views of New Zealand.
Tiny starlight room
The strategy used by the designers of this tiny cabin in northeastern Italy was to expose the roof and to allow those inside to admire the night sky in its full splendor. The cabin is situated at altitude of 2,055 meters (6742 feet) near Cortina in Italy. It’s called the Starlight Room and it offers amazing views of the Dolomite mountains.
Concrete Refugi Lieptgas
Architects Selina Walder and Georg Nickisch designed something called Refugi Lieptgas. It’s a wooden hut located in Lieptgas, Switzerland, in the close proximity of the Films forest. It’s designed to serve as a shelter with beautiful views of the surroundings and a lot of character, being a symbol of the hut that used to stand in the same exact place.
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Being able to spend some quiet time in a small house in the middle of nature, away from everything and everyone is definitely alluring. But this doesn’t give a strong enough push to make everyone want to build their own secluded cabins. For those that still want to enjoy all of that every once in a while, there are options such as the PODS designed by POD Design+Media.
The architects at Piet Hein Eek were asked a while back to design and build a log shack in Hilversum, the Netherlands. The client wanted this to be a quiet and relaxing refuge where one could sit and write. The location was a piece of land at the edge of the woods.
The budget is one of the concerns but then there’s also the fact that the structure would require a building permit. But what if that wasn’t the case? There’s this tiny house designed by Robin Falck that’s so small it doesn’t require a permit. It was built using locally-sourced materials and the cost were somewhere around $10,500. It’s really small but its interior is divided into two floors and there’s a raised deck that can be used most of the year.
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