Shed & Studio and Living Space Room Type Before building on the North Island of New Zealand, two friends spent years replanting the site. The 290-square-foot structures Cheshire Architects designed for them reject the local trend of oversize beach houses—instead, they sit on the landscape like a pair of minimalist sculptures.  Photo 4 of 11 in A Guide to Shou Sugi Ban and 8 Homes Featuring the Japanese Technique from Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size

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Before building on the North Island of New Zealand, two friends spent years replanting the site. The 290-square-foot structures Cheshire Architects designed for them reject the local trend of oversize beach houses—instead, they sit on the landscape like a pair of minimalist sculptures.

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