With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. Spaced is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, sweet f~ck all on Craigslist and three levels of government that couldn’t give a damn.
(via) Tucked away in the Catskill Mountains of New York is a 360 sqft one-room cabin anchored by concrete posts and somehow held level on a heavily wooded slope by a brace of supporting pine trees. The cladding is made of wood blackened with Scandinavian pine-tar (sourced from the same trees that were felled to make room for the construction, which is set on 60 acres).
The interior – lit mostly by three massive windows, all of which swing out/in with one acting as entry/exit – is very straightforward with the walls and ceiling washed matte in white paint. It includes a tiny kitchen in one corner with a bed in another, plus a wood-burning stove.
Designed by Manhattan firm JacobsChang in 2017, it cost just $20,000 (USD) to build with the job being done over a weekend by the owners.
If we could lift it up and set it down closer to our neck of the woods, we’d trade the pines for cedars and find a good spot for it somewhere especially quiet in the Cowichan Valley.
All images © Noah Kalina