City Cottage by Verstas Architects
by Ted Savage / August 22, 2011
Via @designboom, the prototype for a tiny, easily-moved cabin-in-the-woods, in a public park in Helsinki, Finland, weekend home to a family of four, only a short bike ride from their urban home. The cabin includes a galley kitchen, a Danish steel fireplace, and a sleeping loft accessible by rope ladder.


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Efficient use of the cabin's 150 sq. ft. is accomplished with "fixed furniture and storage techniques typically found in boats." It is entirely solar-powered. Bathroom facilities are not incorporated. A kit version, disassembled, without windows or furniture, is now available for about $18,500US. More at Verstas Architects. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

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