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PHOTOS: Cabin Fever Unveils Their Latest Prefab ZipCabin at ICFF
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On May 16, 2011 @ 8:54 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Features,ICFF,Prefab Housing | No Comments
The folks from Cabin Fever didn't just bring their home furnishings to this week's International Contemporary Furniture Fair - they brought an entire home. That's right, booth 1450 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC is occupied by the latest version of the prefab ZipCabin, complete with a greenery-filled outdoor (although in this case, it was more like indoor) deck space and porch. We snapped some exclusive pics of the tidy new mini structure and the modern metal furniture in it, which is also made by the same company.
We spoke to Gayle Zalduondo, who is one of the founders of Puck and Blossom , the company behind Cabin Fever. One of the coolest things she told us about the ZipCabin is that at just 120 sf, its a permit-exempt structure in most areas. Since one of the biggest headaches when putting up a backyard getaway, workstudio or guest bedroom is acquiring a permit, the fact that the ZipCabin  doesn’t need one (in most cases) makes it really appealing.
The cabin  comes with everything you need to set it up without a contractor (though a handy person or carpenter is recommended), and Gayle said that though they gave themselves 3 days to put up the cabin for the show, but it actually only ended up taking them a few hours. The integrated raised foundation with built-in covered deck is included and everything is packed flat, making it more eco-friendly to ship.
The ZipCabin’s large deck can be added on for an extra $4,000, and was the perfect place to showcase Puck and Blossom’s line of striking metal furniture . The versatile powder-coated pieces can be used both indoors or out, and are made of recyclable metals like aluminum, bronze and copper.
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URLs in this post:
 Puck and Blossom: http://puckandblossom.com/
 ZipCabin: http://www.cabinfever.us.com/Zip.htm
 metal furniture: http://puckandblossom.com/PDFs/Product_PRECIOUS_METALS.pdf
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