Highlight the best off-grid cabins of 2022
Cabins, typically described as tiny cottages or cottages found in rural areas, come in many shapes and sizes. Modest and comfortable dwellings, often found in a variety of climates, are often designed to be peaceful and secluded. Over the years, as the off-grid lifestyle has become more popular, many cabins have been built for people seeking independence from normal services, self-sufficiency, escape from hectic city life, and close connection with nature. Despite divergent summaries and locations, our TOP 10 list compiles the best projects of 2022 that allow residents to get off the grid, from high human-scale nests in Uruguay to a tiny house on wheels traveling in Portugal.
We continue our annual review of this year’s BIG stories, taking a look at the TOP 10 off grid cabinets featured on designboom in 2022.
BROOKLYN DESIGNER CHARLIE BAKER KNITS AMAZING HOMES FOR PEOPLE
Charlie Baker’s photo
Charlie Baker creates order from wild and unruly branches from the nearby forests. Between her work, the Brooklyn-based designer has developed a collection of human-scale nests, wrapped in organically found lumber and raised among forests. The slots pictured below are part of a development in Garzón, Uruguay.
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EYRE.WAY’S NEW OFF-NETWORK SMALL CABINET WELCOME ITS GUESTS IN A SECRET HALF PLACE IN AUSTRALIA
Image from Hook & Hammer Creative Media
Australian eco-stay EYRE.WAY launches its second off-grid small luxury cabin her name is ‘Maldhi’. Surrounded by native vegetation, it sits on the cliff edge and has prime views of the Eyre Peninsula’s south coast and overlooks the cliffs of Sleaford Bay. Australia.
‘Maldhi’, meaning ‘Night or Night Sky’ in Barngarla (native language), depicts a dark and moody color palette with a variety of contrasting materials and textures, making it both edgy and relaxed.
More importantly, architectural design sheds light on climate control through its sustainability. timber build and insulation. ‘Our architect designed this tiny house to make the most of nature’s heating and cooling properties, and we used environmentally sustainable materials throughout the construction process. Explains EYRE.WAY.
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‘EL AGUACATE’ WEEKEND HOUSE CREATES OFF-NETWORK LIFE EXPERIENCES IN MEXICO
all images are courtesy of César Béjar Studio + Dove Dope
Practica Architecture It reexamines the concept of weekend homes approaching environmental, social, economic and aesthetic factors in the form of ‘El Aguacate’ in Santiago, Mexican. Considering that the definitions of cityscape and countryside are blurred by transportation and the operational flexibility provided by digital connectivity, the project seeks to design a contemporary vacation. Housing commit only necessary actions.
Following the initial scheme of concentric squares, the design of the house was developed in a geometric and structural programmatic layout, which was later subverted to increase the size of the terrace and relaxation zone. Rooms and services are spread over three cells formed around the central space. The solidity of the structure and the distinctive stone landscape design emphasize the stony and monolithic appearance of the house.