Offbeat

By Jack Williams


For anyone looking for an isolated getaway to escape the winter blues, this one-room cabin could perhaps be the ultimate – as it is situated deep within the Brazilian rainforest.

Measuring just 67 square feet, the glass cabin is surrounded by nothing but greenery and mountains, offering users the ultimate off-the-grid experience.

PIC FROM SILVIA ACAR / CATERS 

Named Chalet L, the cabin is lifted off the ground on stilts, reducing its environmental impact as well as offering stunning views of the mountains beyond.

It was designed by architect Silvia Acar, who situated the cabin in Sao Lourenco da Serra, in the most southeastern part of Sao Paulo.

Silvia said: “The design had to be practical, since the area cannot be reached by big trucks.

PIC FROM SILVIA ACAR / CATERS

“Also, the idea was to mostly assemble parts in place.

“But, most of all, the main focus was to enhance simplicity and nature altogether, the idea of being in a sort of ship to enjoy nature, a permanent lifted tent.”

Within the minimalist cabin, there are likes of a bed, desk, sink, nightstand, the most simple of necessities, but not much else.

The chalet has a full program for wannabe visitors, with a walking trail leading right to the front door.

PIC FROM SILVIA ACAR / CATERS 

Silvia said: “Clients are happy because it gives them the sensation they desired.”