Outdoor cabins are sometimes confused with sheds, summer houses, and Wendy Houses. What separates them from all of the above is their diversity. Outdoor cabins, or tiny homes, can create a unique space that has multiple uses.
If you find yourself struggling to cater for family occasions, if you need an office or if you want to be a better party host, these diverse mini-structures can keep you covered in a number of surprising ways.
An outdoor guest house
Mini homes have an element of privacy on their side, which a spare room in your house might lack. If your current guest room does not have the room for an ensuite, or if you’re looking to have a lodger stay with you, then an outdoor guest house might be a brilliant option.
As mentioned before, these are not the same as summer houses. Outdoor cabins come equipped with not only rooms but also amenities, which means your guests won’t have to do a late-night jog to the bathroom.
An office space
If you run your own business, then a mini home might just be the perfect structure for your personal office. An outdoor cabin provides the perfect isolation from family mayhem, while still being within arm’s reach of normality. The combination of compact space and multiple rooms with room for fixtures and furniture means you can spend all day at your desk, but be able to get up for a cup of tea or spend some time away from your desk for a quick break.
These are particularly beneficial for creative workers, who might want to use their cabin as an external studio. If you need an office that can withstand a bit of creative mess or has enough room for a desk to work at and a studio or workshop to create in, then a cabin offers the best of both worlds. That’s not to say, however, that all space should be used for large projects. Many utilize the vast amount of space for interior décor, for example, creating the effect of an office that’s in a hunter’s lodge.
A unique home project
The nice thing about creating a mini structure is that, while separate to your home, it’s made according to your tastes and is completely customizable. Many people go for the minimalist aesthetic for their cabin, perhaps as a way of evoking the Scandinavian rural design trends, however, while it is popular, it’s merely an option that is subject to interpretation. Whether you construct a DIY frame yourself or hire tiny house builders to create a custom build or a structure that is based on a pre-existing design. You can work with builders to amend and adapt your project until you have a tiny home that reflects your tastes and aspirations.
While these are the most popular uses for a miniature home, these are by no means the limits of possibility. What gives outdoor cabins their appeal is how customizable they are according to taste and purpose. By meeting with construction experts, you can help curate a design and feel that is right for you.