Hertfordshire Re Cabins hideaway showcases innovative Ubuild modular self-build system
The new Re cabins hideaway in Hertfordshire uses an innovative, sustainable, modular self-build system
The new Re Cabins hideway near St Albans sleeps two and is situated in eight acres of private meadow. The aim of Re Cabins is to offer a back-to-nature, off-grid experience, demonstrating how sustainable and eco-friendly buildings can be made efficiently using the Ubuild modular system.
Ubuild was recently chosen as one of Arch Daily’s best new architecture practices of 2023. The video below explains how the self-build system works. You can find out more about their lo-fi, diy building system here. Flatpack elements are delivered to you for assembly with simple hand tools.
With the Re Cabins installation in Hertfordshire, each cabin is made from sustainable materials, including cork flooring and fashionable eco-friendly worktops made from innovative recycled wood product Foresso. Powered by solar panels, each cabin has a battery that provides power to the cabin via a three-pin plug with USB-A and USB-C ports. There’s also a two-burner gas stove and a log-burning stove, complete with a pizza oven.
The Ubuild system has also been used successfully to build garden rooms, interior fit-outs, tiny homes, and even a tiny theatre, as the company’s Instagram feed shows. Because structures are assembled with bolts, they can be taken apart, reconfigured and reused.