Joshua Tree Case Study Cabin

The Joshua Tree Case Study Cabin was designed and hand built by Artist and Designer Mike Vensel. The cabin explores the ways in which architecture can disappear into the landscape when not in use. Using simple materials such as lightweight waterproof fabric and pressure treated lumber the shell of the cabin can be removed and the frame can fold flat when not in use. All of the furniture along with the fabric shell can be stored and secured underneath the floor. The cabin is completely off the grid with solar power, rainwater capture and a composting toilet. For more information please visit: mikevensel.com/por...

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The Joshua Tree Case Study Cabin

Shown with door flaps in open position for a cross breeze

Folding canvas butterfly chairs and table

Shown with the fabric shell removed in convertible mode

The view facing north with the fabric shell removed

Folding wooden cube frames in convertible mode

The view to the mountains in convertible mode

Cabin shown with fabric shell and cholla cactus in the foreground

Interior view with dining, living and bedroom areas

Dining area and kitchen / bathroom shown with privacy curtain, hiding the composting toilet

Cabin at dawn in fully closed configuration.

Cabin shown in closed and stored configuration

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Overview

Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 200
  • Lot Size
  • 2 acres