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14 Prefab Micro Cabins in Colorado Woods Showcase Student Design

They were built in just three weeks

Students and faculty at the University of Colorado Denver's Colorado Building Workshop have done it again, masterminding these 14 compact cabins on a densely wooded site for the Colorado Outward Bound School in the town of Leadville.

The cabins, dormitories for the school, are composed of two central elements: a prefabricated "box" with simple, plywood interiors (including furniture, like desks, beds, and storage), and a steel-and-corrugated-metal frame that includes a roof and structural elements that support stepped front porches and raised desks. According to Colorado Building Workshop, the cabins' frames also act as storage for equipment, including kayaks, bikes, and skis.

The cabins were completed off-site in just three weeks, aided to no small extent by the prefab elements used in construction, and then shipped to the site.

This isn't the first time we've written about Colorado Building Workshop's projects: We also covered their visitors' cabins on Navajo Nation land in Utah—completed in collaboration with the University of Utah's DesignBuildBLUFF.

Colorado Building Workshop [University of Colorado Denver]

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