Eight spectacular tiny homes inspired by local folklore and traditions are waiting for you in the Welsh countryside. The pop-up cabins represent the winning designs of the Epic Retreats competition, which invited architects and designers to create glamping-style tiny homes based on local Welsh traditions. The results include a huge stovepipe hat cabin, a dragon-inspired retreat, a mini observatory, and a tiny space inspired by traditional mining sheds that are available for a luxury off-grid adventure.
As part of the competition rules, each cabin design had to be built for less than £11,000 (approx $14,000). Additionally, the competition, which was a collaboration between Best of Wales, Cambria Tours, and George + Tomos Architects, required that the cabins be geared towards the glamping trend, meaning that they had to include basic vacation home features. All of the eight winning designs include a double, king-size or circular bed, a living area with a wood-burning stove and hob, as well as an en-suite bathroom.
As part of the fun event, 200 lucky guests will be staying at the cabins this summer. “The unique cabins, complemented by our country’s stunning landscape, make for an unbeatable experience,” said Llion Pughe, one of the two founders of the project. “We look forward to welcoming our first guests this summer, who will get to see Wales in a completely unique setting.”
Recently unveiled in the picturesque rolling green hills of the Wales countryside, the cabins will be moved between two locations this summer. The event, which coincides with the Wales’ Year of Legends, a year-long tribute to the country’s many mythologies, will exhibit the cabins in southern Snowdonia for the month of June, and afterwards, they will be moved to Llŷn Peninsula from mid-July until mid-September.