Friday Cabins 76: A Micro Cabin Community for Friends
Three little cube cabins house three old friends and their respective families in the Tasmanian countryside
Howdy ya’ll, and welcome back to another Friday Cabins, your end-of-the-week email from Cabins Etc, the #1 newsletter at the intersection of cabins, the outdoors, and other stuff. Last week your loving newsletter writer (me) played hooky and went surfing last Friday. So if you were wondering where that little email went, well, nowhere is the answer.
But this week! Oooh this week we got a nice little dose of daydream worthy design for ya. And delivered right on time at that.
So scroll down, read on, and hell, forward this on to a kind friend!
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In most of North America we call them cabins. Maybe cottages. In New Zealand, it’s a bach. And Australia and Tasmania, a bush shack, or hut. Whatever you call it, a modest shelter surrounded by remote nature is a common dream for many around the world. Ourselves very much included.
Though with remoteness comes the question of community. Can the two exist together? Post pandemic, no doubt many of our daydreams have evolved from a secluded cabin in the woods to a micro community of cabins where dear friends all coexist together, with nature. On the topic, this Tasmanian cabin compound addresses the concept to a degree, as each of the three little cube cabins is owned by a different family in a group of old friends.
Designed by Taylor and Hinds Architects drawing inspiration from the minimalist shack culture that arose in the area during the 1950s, the project directly aims to plant visitors among the landscape.
Each of the three is positioned towards a unique geographical feature, pointing its massive windows, patio, and general layout—and thus inhabitants’ attention—outward into the bush and away from other manmade structures. Elevated walkways join each, creating the feeling of connectivity among the wilderness.
Stark grey and black exteriors allow for some degree of diffusion among the landscape, while warm brass, grey stone, and rich raw wood paneling enlighten the interior. Wood fired fireplaces can be found in each of the open plan cabins. Here, it’s all about materiality, inside and out. And we can’t argue one bit with it.
TTYL. Have a nice weekend, friends :)