As spring pushes forward and lazy, summer nights begin to envelop us, many people will daydream of the great outdoors and when they will be able to camp in tents and hike again. For those who prefer a little more accommodations and accoutrements, the Clara Cabin from hiveMODULAR is a perfect solution. You get all the comforts of cabin life – a bed, reprieve from the bugs, and weather – while still being able to connect to the surrounding nature. Designed and built by hiveMODULAR partner Bryan Meyer and his wife, Anne Ryan, this little woodland getaway is a great example of how versatility makes small spaces livable.
“The idea found form in the methodology of manipulation of the cabin doors to adapt to different views, sounds, uses and weather conditions. Large doors and a birch plywood interior transform the static box into a dynamic space, animated with inhabitation,” according to Meyer.
A solar powered, 12 volt light is the only technological presence in the cabin, keeping the modern world at bay deep in the northern Minnesota woods. A much needed escape from the rat race of the big city. At 220 square feet, the cabin may not seem like a lot of room, but with flexible storage devices as well three bi-folding doors that open independently, the space spills out in the surrounding forest. When unoccupied, the cabin folds up and becomes a quiet part of the landscape.