Gallery: Rustic Off-Grid Yeta Cabin Looks Like a Stack of Wood

We frequently find ourselves fawning over small, efficiently-designed spaces, but when these micro-spaces are able to successfully integrate low-impact design both inside and out, we can't help but be impressed by the level of architectural ingenuity at work. Designed by Lab Zero, the Yeta Log Cabin is a portable, multi-purpose dwelling that can be set up in any area to provide an extra bit of shelter. Not only does this compact space provide a place of refuge with a rustic aesthetic, but the interior of its small and sustainably-built frame doesn't skimp on the basic modern conveniences -- the Yeta comes complete with a kitchen, bathroom, shower, solar panels and more.

Measuring just 12.5′ wide x 14.5′ long x 10.75′ tall, the cabin sits on its site like a stack of unassuming logs. Light is amplified within the small space through a full floor-to-ceiling double-pane window entrance, which can also be concealed by raising the deck and closing off the structure. Movable partitions, which hide the bathroom and kitchen areas, manage the space and keep the overall feel of the interior minimal and clean.

The cabin has been sustainably built, and the architects left the wood untreated. Photovoltaic panels provide the structure with off-grid power, and LED lighting fixtures adorn the interior for energy-efficient light. The cabin also utilizes a rainwater catchment system and carbon-based filters to treat the water for potability. All black water is stored in a separate tank. Fully insulated, the cabin is suitable for almost any site.

+ Lab Zero


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1 Comment

  1. picasso December 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    these designs are ingeneous..amazing use of space

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