Astronauts who travel to space do so in less than comfortable environments. Spacecrafts are cramped and tiny to ensure they’re as light as possible. Not exactly the makings of a vacation home, and yet that’s exactly the route Kurt Hughes took when designing his own getaway in central Washington.
The naval architect built a tiny vacation home that looks just like a lunar lander. The hexagon-shaped structure is modeled after the lander that astronauts piloted during the Apollo 11 landing. The 250-square-foot home weighs 3,000 pounds and sits on three steel beams that elevate it over the grassy landscape.
Hughes designed the lander with plenty of nooks and lookout opportunities to take in the view. A ladder leads up into the space, which includes a compact kitchen, breakfast nook, a bathroom, and sleeping space for two.