Belgian architect Karel Verstraeten has transformed an old abandoned trailer into a personalized backyard garden retreat. The owners purchased the tiny wooden structure for a little more than $20 and asked the architect to refurbish it into a relaxing hideaway on their expansive property. The result is a serene mini-cabin that the family of four plans to use as a multi-purpose space for socializing, relaxing and studying.
Previously used as an office on a construction site, the trailer was reformed for the family under the supervision of Verstraeten. First the exterior of the trailer was clad with rustic oak panels. A submarine-like domed window was installed on the far end of the trailer, providing interior light and interesting views of the surrounding landscape,
The trailer’s floor and ceiling are covered with plywood, and the corners are rounded to give the interior an open, inviting atmosphere. A series of wooden runners are attached to the walls so that planks of wood can be placed at varying levels to be used as a desk, a dining table or even a bed support.