easily installed retreat: 'hermit houses' by the cloud collective
easily installed retreat: 'hermit houses' by the cloud collective easily installed retreat: 'hermit houses' by the cloud collective
jul 03, 2013

easily installed retreat: 'hermit houses' by the cloud collective

easily installed retreat: ‘hermit houses’ by the cloud collective
all images courtesy of the cloud collective



providing a romantic and affordable retreat into nature these ‘hermit houses – model abe’ designed by daniël venneman and mark van der net of the cloud collective were named after the tragic lovers, aberlard and heloise. customized and mass produced the 14m2 huts were originally developed to provide a welcomed escape from the hustle and bustle of the oerol theatre festival, located on the island of terschelling, the netherlands. today’s couples are given the chance to enjoy the surrounding landscape and experience nature from within the hermit house. the unique concept allows for an easy installation, as these ‘out of the box’ buildings can be set up and constructed in only two days.


the entrance area

overview of abé in surroundings

a romantic and affordable retreat into nature

the model abé offers enough space to sleep, make coffee….and enjoy great views

custom designs produced in affordable and efficient ways

camp fire party at abé

hermit village, render by jeroen prins



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