Cabins disconnected from the power grid can still have running water surround-sound music stove-top cooking and other conveniences—or you can choose to have perfect quiet solitude and no intrusions from the outside world including technology. You’re only limited by the size of your solar panels or other sustainable power source.
Much of the original home is kept intact and its gorgeous stone walls set the tone for what is a timeless yet trendy home with elements of modern minimalism interwoven with a wide array of rough textures.
This tiny cottage has just two rooms; the main room and a kitchen/dining area (plus bathroom) laid out in a row a common building style at the time it was built. A couple would start out with two rooms and add onto them over time when they had the money and/or labor to do so.
The open plan living area is unassumingly simple yet gorgeous and places emphasis firmly on the views outside. The addition of black to the color palette brings refinement even as each space flows into the next. The kitchen is blessed with both garden and ocean views while a large terrace effortlessly extends the living area in the other direction. Glittering chandeliers smart ambient lighting and colorful wall art add to the polished atmosphere indoors.
The interior of this cottage shows how much space you can create in a cottage if you rethink dividing walls. Here the whole house is open-plan and just the bedroom and bathroom are hidden away. Could you see yourself living in any of today’s featured cottages?