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"Arthur's Cave" tiny cabin fit for a king

"Arthur's Cave" tiny cabin fit...
“Arthur’s Cave” was designed in honour of the cave where the legendary King Arthur supposedly took shelter alongside his knights
“Arthur’s Cave”  was designed in honour of the cave where the legendary King Arthur supposedly took shelter alongside his knights
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“Arthur’s Cave” was designed in honour of the cave where the legendary King Arthur supposedly took shelter alongside his knights
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“Arthur’s Cave”  was designed in honour of the cave where the legendary King Arthur supposedly took shelter alongside his knights
Theexterior is clad with locally sourced black-stained Welsh woodenpanels and sheep’s wool was used to insulate the cabin
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Theexterior is clad with locally sourced black-stained Welsh woodenpanels and sheep’s wool was used to insulate the cabin
Arthur's Cave is locatedin Castell y Bere, Wales
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Arthur's Cave is locatedin Castell y Bere, Wales
Construction time on the cabin was four weeks, with a final cost of£11,000(approx. US$14,130)
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Construction time on the cabin was four weeks, with a final cost of£11,000(approx. US$14,130)
Locatedin Castell y Bere, Wales the cabin is one of eightwinning entries for Epic Retreats’ “Pop-Up Hotel”
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Locatedin Castell y Bere, Wales the cabin is one of eightwinning entries for Epic Retreats’ “Pop-Up Hotel”
Miller Kendrick Architects has created a 131.3 sq ft tiny cabin
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Miller Kendrick Architects has created a 131.3 sq ft tiny cabin
Natural birch plywood finish is featured throughout theinterior of the cabin
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Natural birch plywood finish is featured throughout theinterior of the cabin
Theinterior has been kept to the bare minimum
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Theinterior has been kept to the bare minimum
A floor to ceiling glassdoor allows occupants to enjoy stunning views of the surroundinglandscape
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 A floor to ceiling glassdoor allows occupants to enjoy stunning views of the surroundinglandscape
The bathroom facilitiesinclude a shower, basin and compost toilet
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The bathroom facilitiesinclude a shower, basin and compost toilet
Arthur's Cave floorplan
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Arthur's Cave floorplan
Arthur's Cave exterior design plan
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Arthur's Cave exterior design plan
The12.2 sqm (131.3 sq ft) shelter was built with CNC cut birch plywoodribs and sheathing panels
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The12.2 sqm (131.3 sq ft) shelter was built with CNC cut birch plywoodribs and sheathing panels
Less than200bookings are available for the upcoming season, meaning only ahandful of lucky travellers will get the opportunity to spend thenight in the cabin
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Less than200bookings are available for the upcoming season, meaning only ahandful of lucky travellers will get the opportunity to spend thenight in the cabin
The cabin was built using locally sourced black-stained Welsh woodenpanels and sheep’s wool was used to insulate the cabin
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The cabin was built using locally sourced black-stained Welsh woodenpanels and sheep’s wool was used to insulate the cabin
Arthur's Cave was built with CNC cut birch plywood
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Arthur's Cave was built with CNC cut birch plywood
A cosy double bed issnuggled at the rear of the building
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A cosy double bed issnuggled at the rear of the building 
The12.2 sqm (131.3 sq ft) shelter was built with CNC cut birch plywoodribs and sheathing panels
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The12.2 sqm (131.3 sq ft) shelter was built with CNC cut birch plywoodribs and sheathing panels
Theinterior has been kept to the bare minimum, featuring a single armchair, rug, lamp, a slow combustionwood fire and solar-powered Led lighting
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Theinterior has been kept to the bare minimum, featuring a single armchair, rug, lamp, a slow combustionwood fire and solar-powered Led lighting
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Drawing inspiration from an old Welsh fable, Miller Kendrick Architects has created a tiny cabin that's fit for a king. Dubbed "Arthur's Cave," the dwelling was designed in honor of the cave where the legendary King Arthur supposedly took shelter alongside his knights.

Located in Castell y Bere, Wales, the cabin is one of eight winning entries for Epic Retreats' "Pop-Up Hotel." The 12.2-sq m (131.3-sq ft) shelter was built with CNC cut birch plywood ribs and sheathing panels. "The structural ribs are comprised of either three or five individual sections of plywood, tightly fitted together using 'jigsaw' joints with a high degree of tolerance," says Miller Kendrick Architects.

The12.2 sqm (131.3 sq ft) shelter was built with CNC cut birch plywoodribs and sheathing panels
The12.2 sqm (131.3 sq ft) shelter was built with CNC cut birch plywoodribs and sheathing panels

The interior has been kept basic, featuring minimal furnishings such as a single armchair, rug, lamp, a combustion wood fire and solar-powered LED lighting. A cosy double bed is locate at the rear of the building and the bathroom facilities include a shower, basin and compost toilet. A floor-to-ceiling glass door allows occupants to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape, and natural birch plywood finish is featured throughout the interior of the cabin.

A cosy double bed issnuggled at the rear of the building
A cosy double bed issnuggled at the rear of the building 

The exterior is clad with locally sourced black-stained Welsh wooden panels and sheep's wool was used to insulate the cabin. Construction time on the cabin was four weeks, with a final cost coming in at £11,000 (approx. US$14,130).

Less than 200 bookings are available for the upcoming season, meaning only a handful of lucky travellers will get the opportunity to spend the night in the cabin. It will be available for bookings from 5-30 June in Southern Snowdonia, followed by 10 July - 11 Sept 2017 in Llŷn Peninsula. Three-night packages start from £795 (US$1,020) per couple.

Source: Miller Kendrick Architects , Epic Retreats via The Architects' Journal

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sidmehta
Fabulous, Congrats. Maybe a tiny dining table - make it 20% bigger