Tiny house builder Base Cabin collaborated with Matt Goodman Architecture Office to create this super minimalist tiny house on wheels inspired by the simplicity of cattle sheds. The clean and simple house has been designed to merge beautifully with farms, vineyards or even the Australian bush. The aim was to make the residents feel connected to the environment and that there was no feeling of separation between the house and the landscape,
Designer: Base Cabin x Matt Goodman Architecture Office
“The design takes nothing away from the actual scenic landscape, but provides shelter for humans to occupy,” said Matt Goodman. You enter the house through a sliding glass door, which seamlessly disappears into a wall cavity, and also allows generous amounts of light and air to enter the house. Although the house occupies a small footprint, it is more spacious than it is due to the placement of operable windows, which provide lovely views no matter where you are.
The steel-framed tiny house features a durable exterior clad in white ColorBond, while the interiors are clad in whitewash plywood, providing a soft and warm finish to the entire space. It also ensures that the place seems less cluttered and more open. By integrating much of the functional storage requirements into the walls, they were able to maximize floor space. By adding a pull-down bed, along with a pull-down table, they ensured residents could make the most of the home‘s small footprint, day or night.
The Murphy bed occupies the maximum amount of space in the house, on which two people can sleep. There is also a full wall of storage cabinets, which can safely store a large number of items out of sight. During the day, when the bed is recessed into the wall, you can use the space as a home office or dining room, simply by pulling out the rounded table which is locked in place with a removable leg. Two stools, which are stored under the cabin’s built-in bench, can be removed and placed together with the table, to create a clever seating area for working or dining.
The tiny house also includes a kitchenette at one end, which has been fitted with a small sink under a large opening window, a built-in fridge and a sleek counter for cooking. A practical built-in day bed with a cushion is placed next to the kitchen. There is a large window above the day bed, which lets in plenty of light and air, making it a comfortable place to read or relax.
The bathroom is extremely well designed. It includes a toilet, a rain shower with skylight, an oval mirror and a suspended sink with a faucet built into the wall. Overall, the cabin is a modern, minimal, and compact living space priced at $68,000. You also have the option of adding solar power and composting toilets, if you want to go the sustainable route!