Designed to Live At One with Nature

Designed to Live At One with Nature


Nature lovers, prepare to be wowed! Dutch designer Caspar Schols has taken the indoor-outdoor living concept to a whole new level with Cabin ANNA: a hybrid cabin designed to bridge the gap between traditional camping and a log cabin. 

So, where did the idea come from? Caspar Schols had just finished a university degree in physics when his Mother asked him to build a garden cabin. With no architectural education, Casper drew on his vision to create a ‘dynamic connection between man, nature and home’. The cabin should be a ‘flexible space where she could read or paint, organise family dinners, and where her grandchildren could give theatre performances- But above all else, the cabin had to bring her closer to nature.’ The idea for cabin ANNA was born. 

The structure is made up of a central conservatory nestled between two permanent structures and works in much the same way as you might dress for the weather – peeling away layers as the clouds clear and the temperature rises.  

Great walls slide back to reveal the open-sky – under which you can sleep, bathe, read and gather. 

On chillier days, the structure can be covered and a wood burning stove – helps to heat the space, all the while still ensuring you feel at one with nature. 

Casper’s design received instant worldwide recognition and a flurry of awards generated partnerships which meant he was able to build different variations – some of which are available to purchase (with the option of an on-grid or off-grid versions). Meanwhile, guests are invited to book Cabin ANNA for an overnight stay in several different locations around Holland. I’m there! 

Simply incredible! I only wish I’d known about this concept before we started to build our tiny cabin  (update to follow soon – we’re making great progress!). It’s not too late to incorporate a sunken bath in the outdoor decking though, right? Remember the Danish summer cottage one?

Could you imagine staying here? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the indoor-outdoor living concept!

Såååå, That’s it from me this week. Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your comments – I might not always be quick to respond, but I love to read each and very one of them. Right now it feels even more important to be a part of a community that’s based on peace, love and respect – and I thank you all for helping to create that right here. 

Stor kram (big hug to you all), 

Niki



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