Photo credit: Olson Kundig
Sometimes, every person needs a break from the hustle and bustle. The False Bay Writer's Cabin could be considered the perfect getaway, blending serenity, comfort, and minimalism. When the trio of wooden slat decks are closed, it appears to be just a wood shed, but lower them down? You'll find 500-square-feet of living space, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass panes, complete with a small area in the back for a bathroom and kitchenette. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
"Through a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope, pivoting sheaves and lead blocks, these decks can be raised to serve as shutters, completely closing off the cabin. Open, the shutter-decks are outdoor living space, connecting to the interior with 10 foot tall windows and sliding doors. The south shutter-deck can be opened independently of the other two, and an interior fireplace can rotate 180 degrees to be enjoyed from the exterior. The inverted roof forces water to drain to the rear of the cabin, eliminating a drip edge on the shutter-decks," according to its designer, Olson Kundig.