We designed it and built it using materials that are readily available and long lasting, making maintenance easy and low cost. This cabin is here for the long hall.
This cabin was designed to be an off-grid nature stay so it is set up to accommodate two people for 1 to 7 nights. For this length of stay the layout and features work perfectly.
The use of fibre cement board in the bathroom and as the kitchen bench is something we hadn't seen before so it was a risk that has paid off. Its hardwearing, low cost, readily available and offers a beautiful texture and colour to the space. The reason and inspiration for the colour scheme used in the build. The inspiration for the cabin came from Vega Cottage and other Nordic style boat sheds. The use of natural timber that will silver over time paired with Gull Grey joinery and roof gives the cabin a timeless rustic look that will only improve aesthetically over time.
The cabin has a 14sqm footprint in this small space we have managed to fit a bathroom with a full sized shower, kitchen, breakfast bar, queen size bed and a log burner. With almost 11sqm of windows and a wrap around deck housing a flush mounted bath the space feels much larger than it is with plenty of indoor and outdoor living space.
Aesthetic Appeal & Special Features
The cabin is based on Nordic style boat houses, these tend to get better with age. This is the ethos we held when designing and building our cabin. The use of neutral colours and textures that compliment each other give the interior and exterior a timeless elegance that will only improve with age. Plywood, fibre cement board and white paint complimented by industrial brass tapware, all materials that age beautifully and compliment each other in a simple yet effective way. Less is more when it comes to creating a beautiful timeless luxury cabin stay.