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191 Sq. Ft. Modern Cabin with Steel Clad Sliding Door

This is a 191 sq. ft. modern cabin designed by Olson Kundig. It’s located off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

You’ll notice a large weathered steel clad panel door that slides across the window wall to secure the space. This also serves as a privacy wall for the outdoor shower.

The single room studio floor plan features wood-finished surfaces that help make it feel like a cozy sanctuary. Inside you’ll find a wood stove, bed, kitchenette, and a toilet. “The cabin is so small you have to go outside—that’s the point,” says Tom Kundig.

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191 Sq. Ft. Modern Cabin with Steel Clad Sliding Door

191 Sq. Ft. Modern Cabin with Steel Clad Sliding Door

Images © Tim Bies Photography/Olson Kundig

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Images © Tim Bies Photography/Olson Kundig


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  • Kim W
    September 12, 2015, 2:34 pm

    No door on the toilet area! Eek! Other than that, an interesting cabin with nice outside shower for hot weather use. The amount of wood stored would indicate cold winters, so I am not sure how you would manage a shower then without getting hypothermia! Maybe it’s a case if a strip wash at the kitchen sink when it’s cold. I saw a documentary years ago when an elderly gentleman described how he had managed washing without a bath or shower : ‘ I wash down as far as possible, then up as far as possible, then I wash possible’!!!!! I am sure the owner enjoys staying there, though!

  • Kristina H Nadreau
    September 13, 2015, 10:50 am

    The floors appear to be grooved. This will be difficult to clean. the grooves would need a vacuum cleaner.

    • CharlotteMo
      September 13, 2015, 11:34 am

      That is a weird choice for flooring, from a comfort and cleaning standpoint. Perhaps the grooves look deeper because of the camera angle? Not that 198 total footage would take all day to clean, but still…
      The rolling door is a clever trick for a private shower, and a cute folding screen would make the toilet less of a presence in the room. Or another rolling door….

  • Ahmed Caraballo
    September 13, 2015, 11:16 am

    I like it. Love its simplicity.

  • Tom Zollinger
    September 16, 2015, 9:47 pm

    Name is lower case.

    I am just in the mood to be p.o.’d. Why in God’s name are so many otherwise smart building types so wrapped up in decisions of indoor vs outdoor showers? If you really want an indoor shower, build it. Stop your criticizing of a brilliant architect. If it is really that important to you in your one person shelter build it and stop whining.

    Whew! Done.

    Tom Zollinger’

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