Surely every one of us likes a cabin by the lake then what’s about a cabin on the lake. Keeping in view this feeling, Russia’s Bio Architects has designed a prototype floating micro-cabin to be used in remote area and to survive in extreme temperatures. The cabin has been named as DD16 and it also runs off-the-grid because of having solar power setup.
The prefabricated cabin measures a floor space of 16 sq m (172 sq ft) inside while its veranda is 7 sq m. The base on which it sits, allow it to float and it can be moved through helicopter and crane.
The cabin is currently placed in a lake near Moscow since last November and access to the cabin is possible by rowing a small boat. There is main living area inside the cabin, having kitchenette and dining table. Bedroom also available nearby and toilet has been set to one side. A wood burning stove helps keep away the chill.
“The frame is made of laminated wood with a milled ports,” explains BIO Architects. “The ports helped to decrease the weight and cold bridges and gaps. Polyurethane foam is used as an insulation, the rigidity of which helped to decrease the weight of inner finishing materials. The exterior finishing is made of composite aluminum sheets which allowed [us] to make seamless surface from the top to bottom.”
The cabin gets all power from solar setup and water supply has been arranged from the lake through the pump but we are not sure if it’s filtered or not. We can’t comment about its insulation performance however surviving a Russian winter certainly speaks well for its performance and durability.
The DD16 cabin is currently rented and being used for further testing and it seems good fit for those looking for a prefabricated cabin in isolated areas. Sorry we don’t have info regarding its price.