Simple elegance is the standard that a group of architecture students held themselves to when designing the Ark Shelter, a stunning minimalist tiny home. The home is designed to get its inhabitants back to nature with panoramic views and sides that fold open. We covered the Ark Shelter briefly in an earlier article, but here we’ll give you an inside look at the details that make this little cabin so inviting. This home is so completely simple, but finished incredibly beautifully. It is an inspiration for anyone looking to downsize their living space or who just want an eco-friendly, luxury weekend getaway home from which to enjoy nature.
Every Ark cabin is a unique piece of art and is made to last a lifetime. The interior and exterior are clad in durable, sustainable pinewood. The furniture – which is included in the purchase – is crafted from the same wood and is thoughtfully designed to complement the cozy atmosphere of the home.
This little home packs in all the amenities needed for luxury camping or full time living. It has a bathroom with composting toilet on one end, a kitchen with plenty of storage space, a living room that opens to the outdoors, and a bedroom area at the other end. The glass wall allows for sleeping under the stars, surrounded by nature, and can be closed up from the outside when necessary.
The Ark is designed with no fixed foundations and is meant to be mobile. It is easily transported on a truck and is placed with little impact on its surroundings. A home that leaves nature untouched is one of the philosophies followed when the Ark was designed.
Ark’s mobile and zero impact design allow you to change destinations while leaving nature untouched. The minimalist design blends with the landscape letting you enjoy nature by becoming part of it. If you choose to close the shelter from the outside, the natural lights will play an inspiring role in the interior.
Ark Shelter is meant to be self-sustaining, so it is ideal for off grid living. It comes prepped to be completely independent of outside resources, utilizing rainwater collection, wind power for electricity, and a wood stove for heat.
Ark-Shelter is a self-sustaining shelter. By collecting rainwater and using wind power to produce electricity, ark respects nature by being ecologically friendly and totally independent of outside resources. This is what makes our ark so unique! Escape the city life of burdens and find yourself in an ark!
The students who designed the Ark have done a wonderful job creating a back-to-basics home that blends in to its surroundings and brings focus to the outdoors, something many of us can appreciate. Visit the Ark Shelter website for more information.