By Mark McConville
STUNNING pictures have revealed the unique British cabin that was designed and constructed for just £20k.
Incredible images show the wooden cabin illuminated in the twilight as an orange glow shines through the large windows.
Other photographs show the spacious interior with an open plan room taking up the whole of the ground floor while a ladder leads to a second living space.
The self-built prototype, called Trailer, is located in Bath, UK, and is the work of architects Invisible Studio.
“This building is designed to be able to be legally transported on a public highway and used as permanent or temporary accommodation,” they said.
“It has a removable wheeled ‘bogey’ that slides out from under the steel chassis when not being moved. The trailer was driven to site, the bogey removed, and then the bogey used to transport all of the timber frames (which were prefabricated in a workshop) to site.
“Externally, the trailer is clad in corrugated fibreglass and steel, and internally lined in used but cleaned shuttering ply. All of the joinery is from plywood offcuts, including the two staircases.
“High levels of natural light are provided by both gable ends which are ‘glazed’ with high performance interlocking polycarbonate. The building is insulated with scavenged insulation, the doors were sourced from a skip, and the roof lights were ‘damaged’ and thus trade ‘seconds’.”
To reduce billing costs, the architects used timber of the “same section,” meaning timber was cut into 125 millimeter-by-50-millimeter pieces and then laminated up into the structural sections for the cross frames.
“The project aims to provide a super low cost, versatile, useable space that could act as a kit of parts for any self builder to improvise around or easily adapt,” added Invisible Studio.
“While conceived as a domestic space, it could easily function as a workspace or something else.”