compact beach chalet by studiomama
compact beach chalet by studiomama compact beach chalet by studiomama
jul 24, 2008

compact beach chalet by studiomama

london based designer nina tolstrup (a.k.a. studiomama), designed this compact beach house. at a mere 388 sq. ft., the tiny structure manages to fit in a living and dining area, two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen. it is built on a set of galvanized steel stilts to protect it from flooding. the exterior is clad in cedar shingles and the interior used softwood. the rear end of the house is stepped down making room for a sleeping loft above. the front features a large window, which looks out onto the sea and a small sitting deck.

via josh spear

  • I need this built for me. How can I possibly get in touch with the builder(s)?

    E War says:
  • I adore this. I live on the Big Island of Hawaii and am wondering if the designer of this beach chalet would please be so kind as to contact me. I’d like more consultations and information. Thank you so greatly,

    Shirley Pu Wills says:

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