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Modern Thoreau-like Micro Cabin in Italy

This is a modern micro cabin in Italy called the Larch Hut.

It’s designed by Arboreal Architecture and reminds me of a modern version of the tiny cabin that Thoreau stayed in.

Inside you’ll find it’s very minimalist because it consists of a bed, a desk, and some overhead storage.

What do you think? Can you see yourself living this simply, even if it’s only temporary? Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

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Modern Thoreau-like Micro Cabin in Italy

Modern Thoreau-like Micro Cabin in Italy

Images © Arboreal Architecture

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Images © Arboreal Architecture

Learn more: http://arborealarchitecture.com/projects/larch-hut


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  • Gloria September 25, 2015, 12:44 pm

    While I would do the interior differently, I love the basic design and size. Beautiful wood and craftsmanship.

  • Kim W September 25, 2015, 1:31 pm

    Really beautiful, but is there no toilet/shower/cooking facilities? Not sure how you could manage to stay there for more than a couple of hours!

  • Theo September 26, 2015, 12:14 am

    That’s it? The woodwork looks good, but I can’t see any use for it really. Looks like a small workshop or storage shed, with a bed to sneak a nap in.

  • Chel September 26, 2015, 9:39 am

    This is an intentional hut, the most basic of shelters.
    If the bracing beams were adjusted slightly in their placement, the space would be more flexible.
    A truckle bed under the seating platform.
    Storage under an enclosed toilet/shower space.
    A kitchenette on part of the desk.
    Storage for change of clothes and some work tools – as an artist, I would want some materials to hand. Along with some music and books.
    Perhaps a pull-out composting toilet and no shower, with camping kitchen equipment would be best. Candles, gas and a water canister would provide basic utilities.
    That would allow a retreat for working uninterrupted for a few days at a time. Heaven.
    I notice all the windows are shuttered so that it can e secured when not in use. Neat.

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