Tiny Corten Steel Cabin Gets More Beautiful With Each Passing Day

Judging by its appearance, this tiny cabin doesn’t stand out much which actually makes a lot of sense in this case. The Site Shack designed by studio Powers Construction sets the tone for an interesting line of sem9-custom structures able to serve as office spaces, artist’s retreats or off-grid cabins. These tiny homes have a very distinctive look.

Thanks to its compact proportions, the Site Shack can fit just about anywhereView in gallery
Thanks to its compact proportions, the Site Shack can fit just about anywhere

The most notable detail is the fact that the exterior is covered in corten steel panels. They give the structure a unique weathered look, with a patina which gives it lots of character and helps it better blend into the surroundings. At the same time, the exterior shell has an industrial appearance but doesn’t really look that rugged. That’s because there are no visible fasteners and the panels connect seamlessly.

The cabin can be transported via crane and is small enough to comfortably fit even in a small backyardView in gallery
The cabin can be transported via crane and is small enough to comfortably fit even in a small backyard
The corten steel exterior forms a seamless shell with no visible fasteners and this gives the cabin a minimalist lookView in gallery
The corten steel exterior forms a seamless shell with no visible fasteners and this gives the cabin a minimalist look

Called Site Shack, this prefab cabin is not just eye-catching but also very versatile and convenient. Its compact size allows it to fit even on very small plots and makes it entirely possible to be able to add such a cabin to an existing backyard. Perhaps you’d like to turn it into your new home office or maybe you want it to be the new guest house. The small footprint also means that the cabin can be transported to a variety of different locations so you could potentially take out into the wild and turn it into a cozy off-the-grid retreat. Either way, the wooden interior creates a very warm and welcoming ambiance while the glazed side prevents it from looking tiny and dark.

Inside, the cabin looks very cozy, especially with this wood-burning stove in the cornerView in gallery
Inside, the cabin looks very cozy, especially with this wood-burning stove in the corner
The corten steel exterior gives the cabin a patina which develops over time, giving it lots of characterView in gallery
The corten steel exterior gives the cabin a patina which develops over time, giving it lots of character
The cabin also holds up well against wear and tear and that's also due to its steel shellView in gallery
The cabin also holds up well against wear and tear and that’s also due to its steel shell
The cabin packs a lot of function in a small package and leaves plenty of room for customizationView in gallery
The cabin packs a lot of function in a small package and leaves plenty of room for customization
Like most prefab cabins, it can serve as an off-the-grid retreat that becomes immersed in natureView in gallery
Like most prefab cabins, it can serve as an off-the-grid retreat that becomes immersed in nature
The exterior of the cabin changes color over time, developing a unique patinaView in gallery
The exterior of the cabin changes color over time, developing a unique patina
Inside you can only find the essentials but that's enough for a great adventureView in gallery
Inside you can only find the essentials but that’s enough for a great adventure