Most Airbnb hosts rent out the spare rooms in their house, but a Brooklyn-based artist couple Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao have upped the hospitality ante by designing and building a plywood micro-cabin inside their 800-square-foot Bushwick workshop and studio! Located in a former textile factory with high ceilings and large windows, the Cabin in a Loft creates privacy without sacrificing natural daylight and the open character of the space. Frezza and Chiao also built an elevated plywood 'tree house' for their own living quarters and created a cozy, garden-like communal space between the two wooden dwellings.
Surrounded by natural light and greenery, a night at Frezza and Chiao’s miniature treehouse and 88-square-foot cabin community almost feels like living outdoors. Protected from the elements by exposed brick walls, the 88-square foot cabin and 100-square-foot treehouse were built for just $2,000 from luan plywood and standard lumber. The Airbnb rental income supports the couple’s work as artists and designers.
Both micro-dwellings are furnished with a bed, storage space, and a semi-private garden area that connects to a larger communal space with a kitchen. A shared bathroom is located on the opposite end of the loft. As an artists’ loft, the Bushwick studio also doubles a gallery showcasing the artwork of Frezza and Chiao, as well as other local artists and designers. The cabin is available to rent for $118 per night—the treehouse is also available if the whole loft is rented—with bookings made through Airbnb.
Via Pop Up City
Images via Cabin in a Loft Tumblr