6 Black Tiny Homes That Blend In Seamlessly With Nature
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6 Black Tiny Homes That Blend In Seamlessly With Nature

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By Laura Mauk
These compact dwellings melt into their surroundings with muted black exteriors.

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.

Belgian Cabin by De Rosee Sa

De Rosee Sa designed and built this black timber cabin on a budget of $32,872. The home’s exterior, which was stained using tractor engine oil, references the rural vernacular of its locale.

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.

New York Guesthouse by Studio Padron

The interior of this black timber guesthouse is heated by a cast iron Jøtul stove. Built-in bookshelves made from felled oak help further insulate the building in the winter.

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.

Micro Cabin by Getaway

Each Getaway location features multiple cabins (complete with picnic tables and fire pits) that are spaced far enough apart to preserve privacy.

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.

Dutch Retreat by Chris Collaris Architects

This simple, black timber–clad tiny home blends into the foliage that surrounds it.

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.

Draper Tiny House by Land Ark RV

Land Ark RV used Cumaru—a renewable Brazilian hardwood—for the deck and the inset siding of this tiny home’s exterior. The deck can be raised and lowered for transport in two minutes via an interior switch.

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.

A45 by Bjarke Ingels Group and Klein

A45 was assembled in modules on-site, and all of its materials are 100% recyclable—including the timber frame, wall modules, and subfloor.

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.

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