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Jumpstart Your Day: A Must-See Tiny Cabin with a Rooftop Garden

This compact hideaway combines comfort, touches of nature, and ingenious small space solutions


Many prefabricated homes, or houses that feature sections that are manufactured off-site then shipped and assembled in the actual location, may showcase simple designs but you can’t discount the fact that these smart dwellings pack a punch when it comes to clever and extra features.

Since we’re always on the lookout for spaces that inspire us to achieve our dream home, we scoured the Web for a peg that you would definitely love! Take a peek inside Steps 15—a prefab house with a rooftop garden and a retractable outdoor kitchen.

A product of Swedish company Jabo and designed by architect Rahel Belatchew Lerdell, Steps 15 highlights large sliding glass doors and windows that let the sunlight in—making it ideal as a DIY and Crafts Room, a Reading Nook, or even as a Guest House.

Design Idea: Consider having built-in planter boxes that will allow you to tend to a few plants. Incorporating it into an existing house feature saves on space and improves the overall look of the home.

The door on the side reveals the outdoor kitchen complete with a sink. Since it only has a prep area, we believe that the stove and cooking space are inside the cabin.

This tiny home definitely gives importance to storage as aside from the bench features hidden compartments, the slim door on the other end serves as a utility room where owners can keep various cleaning supplies.

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Source and photos: Living in a shoebox.

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