It’s all about the details in these Nordic prefab cabins. Designed by U.K.-based husband and wife duo Johnathon and Zoë Little, the Koto (Finnish for “cozy at home”) cabins are built from off-the-shelf components that look anything but off-the-shelf.
The cabins, which range from a 161-square-foot studio to a 430-square-foot, two-bedroom house, can be tweaked to include specific features like a sauna or bespoke furniture, but all of them embrace a similar Scandinavian style. The inside is light and airy, with thoughtful details like a built-in window seat and bronze shower accessories. Meanwhile, the angular exterior is clad in Siberian larch that can be charred to get that on-trend black timber look.
The cabin’s calling card is its slanting wedge roof, which, in addition to cutting a sleek silhouette, allows for more space in the living areas. The architects increased the interior square footage by installing concealed storage walls that keep clutter out of sight. Floor-to-ceiling windows pull in lots of natural daylight, at least in the summer.
The goal of the cabins, according to the architects, is to promote the concept of “Friluftsliv,” or outdoor living, which looks like it’s been achieved. Is it just us or is prefab looking extra good lately?