This Tiny Urban Cabin Answers All of Our Small Space Woes
The tiny home revolution has been going strong for a while now. But it can be hard to figure out ways to make the most of the small square footage. The Urban Cabin, which appeared at the LA Design Festival, is here to change everything you thought you knew about this whole small-space living thing (and give you a few tips of your own!).
Presented by MINI LIVING (yes, we’re talking about the car company), the version in LA marks the third Urban Cabin (New York and London were first), and there are plans for more to come to Beijing and Tokyo later this year. The micro-apartments are conceptual properties that provide tons of flexibility and possibilities aplenty for city living — all within just 160 square feet.
The cabins include a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and even a small entryway. The best part, however, would have to be the space-saving solutions that allow you to push, fold, and rotate various walls, windows, and shelves to maximize and personalize the space according to the resident’s needs. For example, a bed can be pushed through a wall to provide outdoor seating, and walls can be flipped to make tables.
Each space is tailored to its location by local architects. For example, the Los Angeles cabin includes a hanging garden and perforated areas to allow light and air to flow through.
“We’re working on our own very distinct interpretation of co-living,” Esther Bahne, Head of Strategy and Innovation MINI, states in the press release. “Our aim is to enable a genuine sense of community, opening doors and creating public space. Our installations and visionary formats seek to explore a whole new range of possibilities in the creative use of space, and we’re now putting what we’ve learned into practice in the form of real-life construction projects.”
After one look at this sweet little home we’re ready to book a one-way ticket to LA!
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(Photos via MINI)