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Spiritual Cross Shaped Off Grid Tiny Cabin Design


This one-person off grid cross shaped tiny cabin is a prototype Tbilisi, Georgia based architect, Dachi Papuashvili designed.

This type of dwelling could be used as a spiritual retreat, writer’s getaway or off grid cabin.

The design consist of two insulted shipping containers that would be clad with wood.

It would be a four-level structure with special areas for writing, meditation, rest, storage and cooking.

The cabin would also have a composting toilet, rain water collection, and solar panels to make it completely off grid.

Let’s take a look at this off grid tiny cabin one might call hOMe. 🙂

Spiritual Cross Shaped Off Grid Tiny Cabin Design

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Images © Dachi Papuashvili

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Images © Dachi Papuashvili

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Andrea
Andrea has lived simply in small spaces for more than 7 years and enjoys sharing her space saving (and space multiplying) tips from experience.
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  • Avatar Cahow
    November 27, 2014, 3:26 pm

    ????????????????

  • Avatar Susan Johnson
    November 28, 2014, 12:57 am

    Holy calf muscles!

  • Avatar Gary
    November 28, 2014, 10:25 am

    More like holy wind-shear. This is cantilevered living space on the third story of a 4 story building. the amount of reinforcing material that you would require to keep it from collapsing or toppling over would be the challenge to overcome. Also, the living space (which consequently also has the largest live load) is on the third story putting the centre of gravity very high.

    If you were to do this, you would have to stick build this from steel and have the joints welded according to seismic requirements. this isn’t because of building codes, its just to keep you safe in your home. additionally, your footing would be significant. living in this space may be very efficient, but building it would likely pollute more than several conventionally built houses.

  • Avatar Marre
    November 28, 2014, 11:01 am

    All this Stairs is a lott of waste of space, but it is beutiful!

  • Avatar Denise
    November 28, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Very cozy living quarters. Very impractical for the average person, unless they are an athlete. 🙂

  • Avatar Rue
    November 28, 2014, 5:38 pm

    Seems to be another case of concept over functionality.

    I get the spiritual inspiration behind the cross shape, but it seems to me it would be more practical to take a page from the old churches, and lay out the cross shape horizontally, not vertically. Then all that ladder space could be used for living space.

  • Avatar connie
    November 30, 2014, 10:23 am

    Beyond incredible! Beautifully done!

  • Avatar alice h
    June 18, 2015, 12:51 pm

    Ouch. Hard on the knees. What kind of foundation would you need for a tower like that anyway? I like the upper part, that might work for me without the bottom tower section. I do like having a rooftop deck. Better stick a good lightening rod up top too, just in case.

    • Avatar alice h
      June 18, 2015, 12:52 pm

      I meant lightning rod, but a lightening rod would be useful too, if such a thing existed.

    • Avatar Patricia Schneider
      June 19, 2015, 12:30 am

      alice h: What about an enlightening rod?

  • Avatar Maria
    June 18, 2015, 12:54 pm

    Seems interesting, one question, are the sides even weight ? Will it tilt over time or with a storm ? As all tiny houses are unique to each owner, I like the design but don’t think I’d live in it.

  • Avatar JeffLee
    June 18, 2015, 1:12 pm

    Not so much a comment on the Home but on the apparent changes to your website design? Comments used to be shown in their totality when I’d jump to the link from your emails. Now it seems that only the last (or last few) show and I have to click to view earlier comments. Much prefer the original layout.

  • Avatar Kathleen
    June 18, 2015, 8:35 pm

    It would be interesting to see the resident lift that five-gallon water jug into place over the sink each time it needs to be replaced.

  • Avatar Patty
    June 19, 2015, 2:22 am

    Love the design, just not the climbing. Good for the young people.

  • Avatar Beatriz
    June 22, 2015, 12:04 am

    90% stairs and the cross shape makes for limited resale value, I would have thought. Gimmick value only. Except that areas for shade are created under the cross part.

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