A Cabin For My Weekend! #8

Tintaldra Victoria, Australia.

For the simplicity of the structure, there is something fantastical about the Tintaldra Cabin. It sits in an open field near the Murray River in Victoria, Australia, and every window frames a different landscape. Out one large picture window are the dramatic Australian Alps; rolling hills soften to an open forest in the back; uniform grassland rounds the other sides of the home.

Designed and built by Modscape, an Australian modular home builder, the Tintaldra Cabin is a part-time residence for an owner who was seeking a low maintenance house. Solar panels, a water collection system, a wood-burning stove, and septic tank keep it operational off-the-grid.

From the nearest road, the prefabricated, modular cabin takes the look of shed. Steel clads the exterior walls and the low-slung roof. The interior space feels nothing like a shed. The contemporary minimalism of white walls and wood floors provide a consistency throughout that makes the 700 sq. ft. home feel more spacious. Despite taking advantage of one of the most simple geometric forms as its main structure, the Tintaldra does indeed have a little magic up its sleeve.  View the Cabin layout. Tintaldra1

A cabin for my weekend! #8

Tintaldra Cabin near the Murray River.

A cabin for my weekend! #8

Rolling hills soften to an open forest from the back window.

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A Cabin for my weekend It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for peaceful shelter, 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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