Need shelter for that small parcel of land you bought as a summer retreat? You want Seelenkiste (translates to Soul Box in English), a two-level loft-style micro-cabin from German design firm Allergutendinge.
As a simple wood-frame structure, it’s easy to set up, take down and transport — so if you have a big enough truck or trailer, it can basically serve as a mobile home.
With plenty of dual-purpose and transforming features, Sellenkiste is the epitome of space-saving design. The small kitchen/dining area boasts built-in shelving and drawers, a fold-out table for two, and a wall that pulls down to create an open-air living room and patio.
The sleeping loft is set against a large sliding window that lets the outdoors in.
And the top level, accessible by a ladder, is a small work space and observatory with a skylight hatch that exposes the space to the great outdoors.
Want one of your own? Contact Allergutendinge and see if they can’t ship you the parts from Germany for self-assembly.