Wish you could get away from it all? Here’s a swoon-worthy timber cabin that lets you escape from the monotony of the everyday and find respite in a lush tree canopy. Elevated on stilts, the timber holiday home’s smart daylit setup and multifunctional built-in furniture belie its small 6-square-meter footprint. Rok Pezdirc designed the tiny modern dwelling for a private client in the forests of Lukovica, Slovenia.
Although this elevated timber cabin isn’t a treehouse, it has all the benefits of one. Existing trees group around and through the modern geometric structure, which features slanted walls that culminate into a large square window framing views down the hillside. Additional glazed rectangular openings, including a skylight, fill the interior with light and overlook different views of the surroundings. The windows can be opened outwards for natural ventilation and come with a set of blinds for privacy.
The interior, like the exterior, is clad in untreated wood for a warm and cozy atmosphere. The holiday cabin is accessed via a ladder that leads to a small, cantilevered outdoor deck punctuated in the center by a gap for a tree to grow through. Inside, the cabin serves as a workspace and bedroom with a table, electrical outlets, shelving, a chair, and storage units that, when joined together with cushions, double as a bed. The bed can be expanded in size when needed with the addition of plywood surfaces that fit into the grooves of the wall.
Images via Rok Pezdirc