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Inspired by Japanese design, this 28sqm off-grid cabin located on Australia’s Bruny Island is an escape from the high stress of busy work life.
The clients brief to Maguire + Devine Architects was to capture the feeling of ‘escapism’ and design a building as a piece of furniture with everything the client needs built-in. The only furniture ‘allowed’ in the space was a low table and mattress on the sleeping loft. The result? A simple and minimalistic cabin in the heart of nature (you can book it via Airbnb).
Surrounded by 99 acres of conservation forest, there is an abundance of wildlife surrounding this Bruny Island hideaway. The cabin opens onto an east and west deck, capturing morning and afternoon sun while affording views to the south. A high roof allowed solar panels and a skylight to catch sun from over the trees. Internally, the light-coloured Baltic Pine creates a warm and cosy atmosphere.