This Tiny Cabin Boasts Modern Amenities Overlooking Beautiful Tasmania
by Ashley Dreiling
Inspired by simple Scandinavian design and the Tasmanian landscape, travel writer and Airbnb host Alice Hansen created a minimalist yet sophisticated tiny cabin that marries local charm and modern convenience.
Starting with two separated pods joined at a large skylight, the home manages to pack the amenities that discerning Airbnb travelers have to come to expect in just a 40sqm/430sqft space. The overall design is meant to look as if the structure is floating among the signature Lewisham landscape. When you walk in, nearly every space is visible with floor-to-ceiling windows at the back that showcase the beach, sand dunes, and pine trees. In fact, the feel of Tasmania can be found in nearly every detail of the small but elegant space.
The exterior and much of the furniture are made from Tasmanian materials, including the focal point fireplace, which was designed and built by local blacksmith Pete Mattila. The pod also includes a kitchen, reading nook, elevated sleeping room with a retractable skylight, bathroom, laundry, pull-out guest bed, laundry, and loads of storage space. Hansen keeps it stocked with local products like champagne, books, and bath salts for her guests. But perhaps the most-loved and unique aspect of this cabin is the handmade outdoor bath travelers can unwind, luxuriate, and take in the stunning scenery, with a privacy screen of course.