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If the name Vincent Kartheiser doesn’t ring a bell he’s a star actor in the TV series Mad Men.

And what’s interesting about him is that he chooses to live in a 580 sq. ft. tiny cabin in Hollywood with his fiancée.

It was remodeled to look “Japanese-industrial” as he calls it and has a few pretty unique space saving features.

For instance, instead of a murphy bed, his bed simply raises to the ceiling when it’s not being used.

Related: Mad Men TV Star Sells his Small Hollywood Cottage


Photos by Joe Pugliese/Dwell

When he wants privacy in the bedroom a large thick red curtain is available to enclose the space in. It’s stored in the built in wooden closet that you can see in the photo above to the left of the bed in the corner of the room. You can also see the railing on the ceiling for the curtain.

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Almost two years ago I showed you this Japanese inspired tiny zen cabin in the woods.

Recently Kirsten Dirksen of Faircompanies went out to visit the owner/builder to create a video tour and interview based on the home.

Brian Schulz is the owner/builder of the cabin and he built it completely by hand for just $11,000 and about a year and a half of free time.

The home has a 14′ by 16′ footprint. He milled most of the wood himself right on site and used mostly recycled materials to complete the house.

Hand-made Tiny Zen Cabin in the Woods

Simple, Japanese Inspired Tiny House / Zen Cabin in the Woods

“It’s my dream for what I think living should look like,” says Brian.

I encourage you to enjoy the interview and complete video tour of this Japanese-inspired tiny zen home below:

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