The Base Cabin is an architectural caravan containing a compact micro-home. 

studio edwards base cabin - self build - grand designs

Image: Studio Edwards

It’s the year of the stay-cation, but with hotels and Airbnbs across the country booked up for summer, could it be time to turn to the humble caravan for a nomadic holiday?

If the idea of a caravan doesn’t appeal to your usual design sensibilities, Studio Edward’s trailer design collaboration with Base Cabin may be more up your street. 

studio edwards base cabin - self build homes - grand designs

Image: Studio Edwards

The Base Cabin is designed to be transported on a trailer, then wheeled into its desired location. It offers an interesting prospect for those interested in the concept of a mobile home, but with architectural flourish. 

studio edwards base cabin - self build homes - grand designs

Image: Studio Edwards

Architectural outlook

The first thing you’ll notice about the Base Cabin is that it’s not your everyday trailer design from the outside. Inspired by cabins and iconic airstream trailers, the angular A-frame is clad in black rubber, deferring to the beautiful natural landscapes to which it could potentially journey.

studio edwards base cabin - self build homes - grand designs

Image: Studio Edwards

Micro-homely 

On the inside, warm, natural materials create a cosy space. A sleeping space sits under the A-frame portion of the roof, while looking out through the large triangular window. 

A sink and small counter to the rear of the pod create a small kitchen space, while the central toilet and shower pod is offered light from the roof light above. 

It is a small space, but creating a connection with the outdoors, and bringing a design element with it, it’s certainly a more attractive and desirable prospect. 

 

What do you think of this modern mobile home? Let us know by tweeting us @granddesigns or posting a comment on our Facebook page

 

RELATED ARTICLES

A sculptural, charred timber work cabin inspired by Wabi Sabi

5 inspiring garden office builds for working from home

Micro self-build: explore this eco-friendly cabin concept

Kevins Column

Grand Designs Live Online: Self Build & Renovation Weekend 31 July – 1 August 2021

Discover free home project advice and product recommendations from the comfort of your own home. Register now to express your interest.
gdlonline
inside-the-future-of-sustainable-prefab-homes
Self Build Homes

Inside the future of sustainable prefab homes

Inside a modern prefabricated homes factory, designing and producing unique and sustainable modern homes
when-do-you-need-to-consult-a-structural-engineer
Self Build Homes

When to consult a structural engineer for your self build or renovation

A structural engineer is an important part of a self build, extension or renovation. Here's what you need to know about their role in your...
making-distinctive-dream-homes-a-reality
Self Build Homes

Making distinctive dream homes a reality

Discover why any self-build home needs architectural inspiration, planning knowhow and service that puts you first.
bespoke-architect-designed-homes-that-embrace-their-locations
Self Build Homes

Bespoke architect designed homes that embrace their locations

With a bespoke architect-designed home you can create a house that suits your practical and aesthetic needs while ensuring it blends into its surroundings
self-builders-who-built-their-own-homes
Self Build Homes

6 self builders who carried out the building work themselves

To beat budget restraints, these have-a-go heroes rolled up their sleeves and tackled the construction of their homes themselves.
canadian-lakeside-retreat-sintered-stone
Self Build Homes

Tour this Canadian lakeside retreat, designed to endure extreme climates

Using sintered stone, this home has been created to survive Canada's extreme weather conditions.