Tiny Houses Daydreams
Every year, as soon as the weather starts to heat up, so do my fantasies about packing up and wandering off somewhere far off the beaten path to settle into a quiet cabin and/or farm life with my dog and various other animals. There are two scenarios I’m usually working with here, covering both the dreamy and the realistic—one, I raise goats and cows and learn to make cheese and become a happy, successful cheesemaker; two, I accidentally eat the wrong type of grass in the woods and poetically die alone. Both scenarios play out in very beautiful, remote locations.
While the destination varies year to year, one thing stays the same: I live in a sweet little cabin-ish home. I say “ish” because, well, there’s a lot of wiggle room here. Sometimes it’s a beat up, old-school cabin, sometimes it’s a sexier prefab designer home in line with Brandon’s wishlisted Muji Hut; in any case, it’s always a cozy, just-the-right-size kind of small.
After stumbling across the Wikkelhouse, I’ve got one more little home to add to my list. Created by Dutch design company Fiction Factory, the Wikkelhouse is made from large rolls of recycled corrugated cardboard, sprayed in eco-friendly adhesive and wrapped 24 times around a frame to form the building’s walls and roof.
The Wikkelhouse offers a customizable modular design—as it’s built out in sections, a home can be elongated by simply adding more Wikkelhouse sections. Put it together and then drop it anywhere. Right on time for my summer daydreams.