Tom’s Hut – A Woodland Retreat from Austria by Raumhochrosen

Comparable in size to a shed, this tiny wood cabin has been built as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life for the owner.


The cabin is set on a patch of woodland in the region of Wienerwald, Austria. It’s been designed by a local architecture studio by the name of Raumhochrosen.



The project, called Tom’s Hut, acts as a private respite for the owner, who works as a life coach and songwriter during the week. The cabin, which replaces an existing structure that was no longer deemed fit for use, attempts to embrace the owners hobby’s, providing him with a dedicated space to pursue them.



Raumhochrosen had the retreat prefabricated offsite. Once the main components were complete, they shipped them to the wooded plot and the process of erecting the structure could being. The end result is a small but functional contemporary cabin, that frames views the picturesque landscape.


From the architects: “This simple house refers intensively to its environment, follows the contour of a previous, decaying building and was really drafted around a man and his passions.”


The inside is clad almost entirely with wood, although sections have been painted black, or finished in black materials to break up the woodiness. The surroundings are captured through a series of large picture windows that run the width of the home and are placed both high and low in the main room.


The layout seems to consist of a single open plan room. One end of the room contains what looks to be a simple kitchen setup, complete with a wood-burning stove and chimney. The rest of the room is free for use as the owner sees fit. There’s also a small mezzanine that’s probably used for storage given the limited headroom.

For more cabins check out this simple alpine cabi from Quebec by La Shed Architecture. Or, Linear Cabin, a contemporary getaway that overlooks Lake Bluff in Wisconsin. See all cabins.

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Photos: Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

1 Comment
  1. I like it. Simple but elegant. Possibly would have painted the walls white and stained the floors.