Developed in response to the pandemic, this prefab cabin by Studio Puisto and furniture brand Made by Choice was born from the question "How could we recreate the experience of travel without actually needing to go anywhere too far?" The resulting Space of Mind cabin—perfect for a backyard or rooftop terrace—provides buyers with a much-needed break from the living room.
Peace of mind varies from person to person, and similarly, Space of Mind was designed as a versatile system that adapts to a range of needs. The outer wooden structure acts as a blank slate while the interior is adjustable to individual preferences. Through simple tweaks, the space can be a home office, gym, or yoga studio, for example.
The prefab’s angular form is compact and efficient, creating a spacious experience in just under 10 square meters, or a little over 100 square feet. According to the design team, "The guiding principle was to express how minimal space can provide all the essentials and the headspace to enjoy what matters most—with less we can feel more."
The mass timber structure is constructed of sustainable, durable materials that can be easily recycled. Space of Mind can be connected to the grid, but is primarily designed as an off-grid solution. A mini kitchen can be included under the roof overhang, and a toilet can be added as a smaller second structure. An additional sauna space is currently under development.
Light enough for transportation by crane or helicopter, the entire cabin comes completely assembled and is placed in its final location in a matter of hours.
The initial prototype currently sits on a remote mountainside in the archipelago of Provoo, Finland. This beautiful spot, high on a cliff above the sea, was the perfect location for Space of Mind’s proof of concept.
Starting at €27,350 (about $32,590), Space of Mind is currently for sale for personal use or lease. The design team is even developing a full-fledged hospitality solution that makes it possible to open your own B&B or wilderness camp.
Space of Mind is a unique opportunity to tailor and create a flexible space that brings rest and relaxation at a time when many of us need an escape. As stated by Studio Puisto, "During a time when our entire systems of living have seemingly all turned upside down, we feel it is now more important than ever to have that flexibility."
Architect of Record: Studio Puisto
General Contractor: Protos Demos
Interior Design: Made By Choice
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