So you’ll need some land. Not much land, but some land. You’ll need permits. Or, you’ll want permits, unless you enjoy reckless chaos. You’ll need about $120,000. If you can come up with those things, you can have the A45 cabin plopped down (carefully, we have to assume) on that bit of land you’ve been holding.

The building, designed by the Danish firms Big and Klein has a small footprint of 183 square feet. It’s single story, but with vaulted ceilings. It’s impossible to design, build, or sell a cabin these days without black paint on the outside, or charred wood, with raw-looking pine on the inside, so that’s what this cabin features.

Klein has been building toward this model for a few years now, and pre-orders are now being taken. Most of the time, these cabin-in-a-box companies based in Europe deliver only within the continent, but not Klein. They will ship this right to, well, wherever. They even tell you how to handle the foundation, the construction—everything.

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Getting nice and hygge, however, that’s up to you.

Photos: Klein

Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.


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