The latest example comes from Drop Structures, a Canadian studio that designs small “lifestyle-specific” luxury buildings. This includes The Mono, a 106-square-foot structure that has enough room for a bed, sofa, and desk.
The studio created Mono as to help people get some extra space in a breeze. The modern cabin has a simple truss frame, two walls of windows, birch wood floors, and a small front deck. It costs right around $22,000 and will be dropped turn key after a six-to-eight week turnaround. According to the designers, the Mono’s dimensions won’t require a permit in most locations across North America.
The standard model has no bathroom or kitchen, though they’re available in custom orders. The Mono is intended as an addition to an existing home, not a replacement.
As Ryan Abernathy, one of the creators of the Drop Structures, tells Dwell, “Our structures are designed as a means of expanding ideas on how to improve one’s lifestyle beyond the traditional sense of, ‘I need more space, so I need to move to a new house or take on renovations.’”