Søren Rose’s Klein House will partner with leading architects and manufacturers to develop and build a diverse series of innovative, well-made tiny houses deliverable worldwide. They’ll be marketed to urbanites looking for an inexpensive – or at least less expensive – weekend home in the wilderness. (Wilderness sold separately, as Lloyd Alter trenchantly notes over at TreeHugger.) The first of them is this 180-square-foot “A45” cabin made by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). It’s a striking Scandinavian-style take on the traditional A-frame with one glass wall and lots of 45° angles. It has a pine timber frame and Douglas fir floors, and the walls/roof are apparently made out of cork-lined canvas. As it’s entirely off-grid and comes in a flat-pack to be assembled on site, you can put it just about anywhere you’d like. Once you do, you have a high-ceilinged little house with a large lounge area, a sleeping loft, a kitchenette, and a bathroom with a shower and sink. According to Architectural Digest, Klein House has sold a couple dozen A45s to a wilderness hotel, but there’s no word on how much they cost.
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