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Coco Hut: An Outdoor Shed Made of Scrap Wood

by , 06/26/09

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What do you do if you love treehouses like us, but don’t have a tree to build on? Netherlands-based designer Gert Eussen may have a solution with his Coco-Hut, a cozy and round hut made of scrap and FSC-certified wood. With an element of whimsy, the structure looks a little bit like a beehive with a linear version of the honeycomb texture. The Coco-Hut is also unmistakably cute with its round shape and humble staircase leading inside.

In conceptualizing the hut, Eussen set out to use scrap wood in a creative and replicable way. The waste wood-cuts used to build the hut are from pine beams used commonly in the Netherlands, the pillars holding the hut are scrap Douglas Fir and the door handle is a leftover piece of Beech wood. Then, the whole thing is held together with wood glue and screws so that it is watertight.

Eussen hopes his building methods here will be applicable to other larger construction projects. He said: “The round shape is also universal. Sitting in this structure makes you feel safe and comfortable.” The shape of the hut is also energy- and resource-efficient, all cozy details that make it a prime location for late-night sleeping-bag storytelling.

+ Gert Eussen

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4 Comments

  1. mannafed January 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    do you have the instructions for building this or the dimensions of the wood pieces? we would love to teach our neighborhood kids to build one of these and we have a source for some scrap wood that might work. thanks!

  2. cabinzoom July 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I love the simplicity of this design – I almost feel like I could make this myself!

  3. paystolivegreen June 27, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    That hut looks awesome. It’s always great to see products made from reclaimed wood. The design itself is pretty neat and makes it look just like a hut. Any kid would have so much fun if they owned a tree house like this.

  4. alexjameslowe June 27, 2009 at 12:47 am

    This absolutely made my day. One of the coolest concepts ever- as soon as I have a backyard (currently impossible because I live in New York), I’m going to build something like this.

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