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Modern Thoreau-like Micro Cabin in Italy

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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 at Walden.

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

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Modern Thoreau-like Micro Cabin in Italy

Modern Thoreau-like Micro Cabin in Italy

Images © Arboreal Architecture

Modern Thoreau-like Little Cabin in Italy Larch Hut Floor Plan is a Modern Thoreau-like Tiny Cabin in Italy

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.

  • LaMar
    January 8, 2019, 2:05 pm

    Nice simple basic cabin- I like it!

    Thoreau was my inspiration to build small and off grid.

    Here are my free Thoreau like cabin that can be built for around $1000.


  • Jerry Dycus
    January 8, 2019, 3:28 pm

    Looks like a sauna to me. Any that don’t have a shower and toilet are useless to me.
    But it has good shape and just lengthened to give a bath and kitchen, it could be very nice.

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