Cancel Your Airbnb and Reserve This 3D-Printed Cabin Instead

It's got a hot tub. Bring your trunks.

By Athena Wisotsky

 
Cancel Your Airbnb and Reserve This 3D-Printed Cabin Instead
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31 August 2016

With the average tiny house having a liveable space of 100-400 square feet, this 86-square-footer is almost laughably petite.

We’re not mad at it though. What it lacks in space, it makes up for in style and sustainability.

Amsterdam-based firm DUS Architects made this little one-off project they call the “Urban Cabin” to give locals and visitors a short-term break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Inside there’s a sofa that doubles as a bed and … not much else. Bring a book.

Outside there’s a patch of grass and an open-air bathtub (also 3D-printed). We think a folding screen might help, but hey, it's Europe. No word on the WC sitch, however.

So could you live in it? Well at least for now, you’re not really meant to. Although their long-term goal is to create liveable, customizable and sustainable on-demand housing for growing cities, DUS considers the cabin mostly an experiment for their 3D Print Living Lab research.

The bioplastic it’s printed from can be shredded and recycled, so its footprint is small in ways beyond the literal one. It’s also a good precedent for easy-to-make disaster-relief housing.

Want to test one out? If you’re thinking of a solo trip to Amsterdam anytime soon, word on the street is you can rent it for short-term stays by reaching out directly to DUS Architects.

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