A home can either have big presence, or it can take a back seat to the natural landscape that surrounds it. These six tiny homes are not only low-impact in terms of their square footage, but their dark color recedes into the surrounding growth, preserving the wonder of their natural settings.
This 377-square-foot cabin, located on a lakeside lot in the village of Nouvelles, Belgium, was designed by the London-based firm De Rosee Sa, and it’s sided with black-painted timber sourced from storm-felled trees. The material’s idiosyncratic quality gives the home a fairytale aesthetic that ties in with the woodland locale.
Jason and Suzanne Koxvold commissioned Studio Padron to design a 200-square-foot guesthouse on their property in Ellenville, New York. The geometric structure’s vertical dark cedar cladding pays tribute to the tree trunks that surround it.
Getaway’s rentable woodland tiny homes offer an escape from urban life just a short drive from Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland, and Washington DC. Black-painted wood cladding gives the homes a quiet presence and allows guest to focus only on the trees that surround them.
Set on an island near the beautiful Vinkeveen Lakes in the Dutch province of Utrecht, this 592-square-foot holiday home was designed by Chris Collaris Architects and i29 Interior Architects. The house is clad in vertical black timber siding that weaves it in with its wooded, waterfront locale.
Clad in black corrugated steel siding and equipped with a fold-down Cumaru deck, the Draper tiny house, designed by Land Ark RV, is ideal for adventurers. The 300-square-foot home’s efficient floor plan includes a mud room entryway, a gallery-like hallway with clerestory windows, and a sleeping loft with large windows that can be accessed via a custom-designed oak ladder.
Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group created their first tiny home with Klein, a prefab housing start-up in New York. Sited in the Hudson Valley, the artful A-frame—also known as A45—measures 180 square feet and is the first in a series of tiny homes that Klein plans to sell directly to consumers.