amsterdam cabin exterior Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in a tiny 3D-printed home? Maybe not, but we think once you’ve seen DUS Architects’ “Urban Cabin” you’ll be tempted to add the experience to your bucket list.

Located in a former industrial area in Amsterdam, the building is an incredibly small 8 square meters and was entirely 3D printed out of recyclable bio-based material. It’s got a mini porch outside and enough space inside to hold a twin bed, but that’s about it — there’s no bathroom (though a bathtub, also 3D printed, can be found outside) and there’s definitely no kitchen.

amsterdam cabin window Photo: Sophia van den Hoek

amsterdam cabin bed Photo: Sophia van den Hoek

Even so, the “Urban Cabin” has much to offer. While the area it’s located in used to be a vast empty space, DUS Architects has transformed it into an “urban retreat,” complete with a picturesque park. Small touches like a pebbled pathway bring the home together, and its waterfront location and sunset views also don’t hurt.

amsterdam cabin river Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

amsterdam cabin sunset Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

The “Urban Cabin” is available for short overnight visits, but DUS Architects hopes it will serve a larger purpose. It sees the home as “another step in using [its] in-house developed 3D print technology to build sustainable, customizable and on-demand housing solutions for the fast growing cities around the globe,” and believes it will help show how 3D printing could be used to provide temporary housing solutions.

Sound interesting? We think so. To book a stay in the “Urban Cabin,” you can email

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