Tiny homes are all the rage—we see them, we love them, we…want to live in them? Small house living is a big commitment—no pun intended—especially when you think about all the lifestyle changes you’d have to make to fit the entirety of your life into just a couple hundred square feet (or less). Berlin-based tiny house company Cabin Spacey wants to change our minds about micro-living—and put our homes up where we haven’t thought of putting them before.
In the city of Berlin alone, the Cabin Spacey team estimates that there’s space for 55,000 more apartments on unused roofs—and they want their tiny homes to occupy them. Simon Becker, co-founder of Cabin Spacey, spoke to TreeHugger about their mission. “Cabin Spacey offers easy access to new, innovative, and purist living spaces for urban nomads or anyone else fed up with the restrictions of traditional living,” he said.
In terms of logistics, the Cabin Spacey can be placed pretty much anywhere in the world, and was made with the “urban nomad” in mind. It’s easy to transport (should you want to pack up and move on a whim, you wanderlusting millennial, you), install, and has multiple customization options for those who want to live as on or off the grid as they want—and it runs on solar energy. For packages, you can choose what amenities you want—you can choose to have a kitchenette or not, a bathroom or not, and so on. While the bathroom is small and compact, Cabin Spacey also has room to add a walk-in shower and vanity.
You also have the opportunity to set up your Cabin Space as a smart home—the tech can be accessed via the home’s Dashboard that according to TreeHugger includes a smart mirror with face and gesture recognition, an intelligent heating control by Tado, a Sonos sound system, Amazon Echo, a Phillips Hue Lighting system and Kiwi.ki smart lock.
“No matter where you plan to live: Cabin Spacey exploits previously untapped potential,” Becker said.
Cabin Spacey hopes to have their tiny homes up and running this year.