Rental of the week: a concrete cabin in Oaxaca, Mexico

Minimalism in the woods

Casa Tiny might be on the mini side, but it has character in abundance.

A collaboration between architect Aranza Arino and director Claudio Sodi, the bolthole is inspired by American author Henry David Thoreau’s novel Walden. It tells the story of his two-year-long experiment living off-grid in a cabin on Walden Pond.

Things have moved on a bit since Thoreau’s days. Casa Tiny is built from smooth concrete, offering a modern, minimalist take on the traditional cabin-in-the-woods.

A kitchen occupies the ground floor space, with a sleeping area for two on the mezzanine level above. It’s a clever use of space – made even better by the soaring pitched roof and retractable doors that open the building up to the outdoors.

Speaking of which, there’s a private pool for cooling off in, as well as a dining terrace, well-planted kitchen garden, and wood-burning stove.

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Courtesy of Casa Tiny / Airbnb

The cabin is located in Puerto Escondido, close to Hotel Escondido and Casa Wabi – an artists’ retreat designed by Tadao Ando – both of which guests can access. It offers a ‘back to nature’ experience, albeit with modern amenities.

Casa Tiny is also close to the Escondido beach, popular with surfers. So whether you want to take to the water, or simply lounge in the sun with a book in hand, this secluded spot has you covered.

It’s available via Airbnb.

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