Ever read Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau? If not, it’s a book that was published in 1854 where reflections of living in nature and having a simple life are explored. Inspired by that idea, Nils Holger Moormann designed Walden as way for nature lovers to store all of their tools needed to work in the yard, along with a table and chairs to take a breather, and a ladder to the upper level so you can stretch out and take a rest, just to name a few.

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

The design invites people to live outdoors while still having the things you love within reach.

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

There are cubbies to store firewood and a swinging fire cauldron to let you cook over a campfire. There’s a place to keep a birdhouse and bird seed, a flower pot, water can, yard tools, a wheelbarrow, grilling tools, and even a picnic table. A shade pulls out so you can have a nice shady spot to relax under.

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Keep your drinking glasses stored out of the way until it’s time to drink.

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Right in the middle is a stagecoach-like cutout that has bench seating and a table in between so you can enjoy a meal, drink, or a game of cards.

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

When you’re feeling a bit tired, climb the ladder…

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

to the upper level where you can stretch out and watch the stars.

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Walden: A Place to Live and Work Outdoors in main architecture  Category

Photos © Jäger & Jäger.