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Mushroom-Shaped Cabins

This Quirky Cabin's Structure is Inspired By Ground-Sprouting Fungi

— September 20, 2017 — Art & Design
There are certain kinds of dwellings that require sleek, formal or traditional modes of design, but children's cabins are not among them, which is why British designer Ben Swanborough went ahead and created an exceptionally beautiful but quirky cabin for his daughter.

Named 'Mushroom House' thanks to its clear resemblance to a mushroom, this particular cabin features 'stem' and 'cap' components, and cost only $670 to make. The stem section is equipped with a compact desk area, with a trapdoor offering access to the upper floor. Despite its compact-looking mushroom-style shape, this cabin offers a surprising amount of space.

This quirky cabin managed to impress people beyond Swanborough's daughter, claiming the 2017 Cuprinol Shed of the Year award, appropriate recognition for a gorgeous piece of architectural work that combines childlike wonder with economical construction.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Architecture - Opportunity to explore sustainable and cost-effective materials and designs for unconventional structures like the mushroom-shaped cabin.
2. Playful Design - Opportunity to develop fun and imaginative designs for children's playhouses, cabins, and other similar structures.
3. DIY Homes - Opportunity for homeowners to explore cost-effective and creative ways of building their own unique homes or getaway cabins.
Industry Implications
1. Construction and Engineering - Industry can explore new and unique designs, materials and methods in building unconventional structures.
2. Architecture and Design - Industry can develop more imaginative and playful designs for children's playhouses, cabins, and other similar structures.
3. Eco-friendly Community - Industry can trend towards eco-friendliness when it comes to building homes, homes and other similar structures in rural areas or remote communities.
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