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La Cabinon – (Ceyreste, Southern France) – Nick Walter Architect

‘La Cabinon’ – A cabin/tiny home in southern France.

This 20 metre square cabin/tiny home was built in Ceyreste, in an old terraced olive grove on the Mediterranean in Southern France.

The cabin was built over three terraces and consists of a downstairs living space with kitchen, living/dining, toilet/bathroom plus a large deck area to the south with views over the Mediterranean. The upstairs areas consists of a loft bedroom with a storage area for solar batteries and a rear access ramp to an upper terrace. The bottom terrace area consists of a covered carport and a stone access ramp.

Timber and ply were FSC certified, as were the oak timber windows and French doors. The cabin will contain a composting toilet & on-site water collection and storage. The roof was constructed with pre-insulated roofing panels and provisions have been made for a future off grid solar connection. Stone to build the access ramp was sourced from older terraces on the property.

The cabin was designed to be small enough to be outside the French planning law requirements for a planning and building permit. The design was simple to keep the build time streamline, whilst making use of space and the modern architectural style provides interest whilst being economical to build.

The cabin was designed by Nick Walter (Architect) and built to lock-up with some interior finishes by Creations In Parallel. The owner will be completing the interior fit-out and finish.

Design: Nick Walter (Architect)

Build: Creations In Parallel

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