This conceptual tiny off-grid cabin has been envisioned by Moxon Architects. Designed for remote, or inaccessible locations, the cabin is intended to have a small footprint on the landscape in which it’s placed. The architects are working with Wide Open, an organization for social enterprise, in a bid to create these tiny dwellings.
The units are small enough to be transported by truck and craned into position. Once set up, the structures can act as a weekend getaway, or as a home on a more long-term basis. The architects have stated that they’ve been designed with the aim of connecting the occupants with the landscape in which they’re placed.
The exterior of the cabin looks to be clad with seam metal on both its walls and roof. It’s accessed by a steel staircase that joins onto a small balcony that swoops round the front of the building. The balcony itself provides a neat little spot for relaxing on.
The interior has been drawn up as a modern, mostly white space. The renderings depict the cabin being wholly clad with light wood. Some of the windows have been framed, and the frame itself doubles as shelving for books and other small items. Towards the front you’ll find a small wood-burning stove that presumably serves as the house’s only source of heating.
They’ve managed to enclose a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms in the tiny space. The ground floor bedroom can be shuttered off from the main living area with folding doors. Another bedroom can be found in the loft and is accessed by a set of ladders.
Other parties are also interested in the concept; a cultural program in England views them as a suitable space for artists, where they can develop new ideas and works. Regardless of the reasoning, the off-grid cabin is a simple, stylish and functional dwelling.
For more off-grid dwellings check out this shack on Hinkle Farm that’s been converted into a tiny getaway pad for two. Or, the Pump House, a compact off-grid home in Australia. See all off-grid houses.
Photos: Moxon Architects