The Mobile Home In The Meadow – Modern Living In Nature
Mobile homes may not be the first choice people have in mind when seeking to move into a house, but this example below clearly shows the true potential of such a dwelling. The apparent austere looking design hides functional interiors which exude openness and light, all in the middle of a forest in southern England. Here is more about the mobile home in the meadow in a description that comes via Contemporist.com
As it’s usually the case with houses placed in the middle of nature, the clients wanted to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, but the most important thing is that it shouldn’t resemble or feel like a mobile home.
The rectangular shaped house is located on a clearing in the New Forest District of the United Kingdom, the home is covered in panels of dark stained sweet chestnut. Inside, the space is filled with natural oak, limestone, and white paneled walls, exuding a welcoming and optimistic feel.
The place features a living room with built-in cabinetry, and around the corner is the dining room and kitchen. A wood fire between the living and dining room heats the space. Just off the dining room, there’s a small patio with planters and chairs, inviting to moments of tranquility and fresh air.
The kitchen is in a U-shape, allowing for plenty of counter space, and open shelving is perfect for displaying various kitchen items. There’s also a home office, with built-in shelving and space for a sofa. It also opens out onto a little deck with enough room for a couple of chairs.
All along the facades, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide an abundance of light in the hallway that leads to the bedroom. In the bedroom, there’s a floating bed, and a space for a table and chair, positioned to enjoy the scenery. In the bathroom, the mirror is set back, providing space for a ledge, perfect for displaying personal items. A skylight above the shower ensures that the space has as much light as possible.