This 90 sq. ft. micro cabin is really more like a DIY passive solar cabana. It’s a 7′ x 9′ structure with redwood bark clad from a local sawmill. All but one of the walls open for ventilation (passive cooling).
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90-sq.-ft. Micro Cabin with Passive/Solar Design
Let me open it up for you and give you a peek below:
When you go inside all that you’ll find is a bed, chair and a desk. That’s it.
And as I said earlier, 3 of the 4 walls open up to let the sea breeze in. 🙂
And the living roof has native wildflowers planted on it.
In the photo above you can see how the tiny house blends right into the scenery.
The plot of land where its built overlooks a panoramic view of the ocean so when you open up the glass doors you can be whale watching while you lay in bed. Now that’s awesome.
Above you can see how the cabin can cool off with the cross ventilation as you open the walls.
Or you can activate passive solar heating thanks to the glass doors that allow the sun to heat the space (see above).
This means free heating and cooling. 🙂
Finally, above, you can see how it was designed and built.
Photos and Diagrams by Alex Wyndham
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