This $118K Micro-Cabin Is as Elegant as It Is Efficient

Fatigued by skyrocketing housing costs and the modern world’s waning connection to nature, Lee Loewen and Payam Shalchian create an off-grid-capable tiny house.
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When Lee Loewen and Payam Shalchian started Instead, an Ontario, Canada–based tiny home design/build company, they sought to enable people to live more closely connected to the land without being pushed beyond financial means. "We were tired of disposable consumerism and having to design for it, and we wanted to pare down our own possessions to only the things we use," Loewen says. "More recently, our disillusionment with the runaway cost of housing and senseless property values pushed us to create something different."

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Laura Mauk
Laura Mauk writes about architecture and design for Dwell, Wallpaper*, the San Francisco Chronicle, Interiors and Luxe.


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