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The Spirit Shelter Tiny House for Meditation & Self Reflection

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The founders of Allergutendinge architects, Matthias Prüger, Manuel Rauwolf and Ulrike Wetzel created this tiny house called Seelenkiste (which means the Soul Box or Spirit Shelter) as a meditation space. They designed and built it as a project while students at Bauhaus University in Germany.

It’s a very minimalist micro house that’s made to study, read, and meditate. It’s a place for self reflection. Wouldn’t this be great to have in your backyard or just about anywhere on your own property even if it was your full time living space? I hope you enjoy the tour of this micro home below.

Spirit Shelter Tiny House for Meditation and Self Reflection


Images: Allergutendinge & Archello


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Images: Allergutendinge & Archello


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  • Becky
    July 26, 2014, 11:41 am

    Enjoyed seeing this. Very clever and creative. I like the way it all closes up when not in use. It does strike me as a restful peaceful space.

  • Comet
    July 26, 2014, 11:49 am

    Looks like this would be great for a weekend place—-love the orchard looking placement!

    There are outdoor shower enclosures avail that “pop up” or several clever ones you can easily make with PVC pipes and shower curtains—the solar shower bags are held above them —I would use a few of these rather than skimp —and also make a shelter for a toilet. If you hinged a piece of re-inforced ply-wood to one side to swing up then you could even have the toilet under there in case of rain.

    I could see a few of these for a camp ground.

  • Elle
    July 26, 2014, 8:17 pm

    This would make a nice guesthouse or short-term vacation rental -but yes, in the right climate. Looking at this makes me realize how very little I really need.

  • Craig
    August 6, 2014, 10:15 pm

    Kudos to the creators of this ultra-mini retreat/guest casita! Suggestions for improvements: 1) With apologies to those who have a wood fetish, how about alternative materials for folks who live in termite infested areas?; 2) Screens to keep out bugs; 3) Barriers to keep out other vermin (perhaps simply raising the structure by several feet? keeping a pet mongoose for those with ophidiophobia?); and 4) Inclusion of a solar panel to power lighting for night time reading, studying, & meditation. Overall, I love the the judicious use of building material and all them cubbyholes!

  • Sam
    April 15, 2017, 9:19 pm

    Cute as a button, but how do you keep the bugs out?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 17, 2017, 7:36 am

      Hmm certainly something ot consider!

  • June Green
    July 3, 2017, 7:13 pm

    Lovely possibilities except for chiggers, snakes and mosquitoes!

  • David O
    September 10, 2017, 2:23 pm

    Love the fresh thinking. I would like to see a video of how people navigate the space, especially the climbing wall to get to the upper level. S0me mesh screening for bugs would make it work in the summer here.

  • September 10, 2017, 4:42 pm

    The jovial side of Life is a playful Architecture. Perfect Symbiosis

  • Sara
    September 11, 2017, 12:51 pm

    This would make a perfect children’s playhouse!

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