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ANNA Stay: A Cozy Modern Cabin That Opens to the Elements

08.10.21 | By
ANNA Stay: A Cozy Modern Cabin That Opens to the Elements
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After building a garden shed for his mom, Dutch designer Caspar Schols has further developed the design to create the ANNA Stay cabin. It’s not your average cabin, though, as it has a moveable wooden structure that opens it up to the elements. The unique design allows the occupant to live with nature instead of blocking it out.

open roof cabin in the woods with girl on bed

The outer walls are made up of two ‘shells’ on rails with the inner consisting of a wood and glass frame, while the exterior wall is a metal roofed structure. The shells can be adjusted to create various setups depending on the weather or your mood. Just imagine sleeping in an actual bed under the stars!

open roof cabin in the woods overlooking water

open roof cabin in the woods overlooking water

Cabin ANNA is a flat-pack design that is available in two models: ANNA Stay and ANNA Meet, a flexible cabin for meetings, yoga, educational purposes, and more. ANNA Stay can be a full-time residence or a holiday retreat as it’s outfitted with all the necessities one might need: a bathroom with shower and flush toilet, fully furnished kitchen, storage, and space for up to two king size beds. A heating system can be installed if needed.

cabin wood structure

Photo: Tonu Tunnel

cabin wood structure on wheels

Photo: Tonu Tunnel

open roof cabin in the woods with girl in hot tub

The original ANNA Stay cabin opened in March 2021 in Holenberg, The Netherlands and is available to rent. If you want to buy your own, they’re currently available for purchase and delivery in Europe. The cabins will then be available in North America in the first part of 2022, and beyond that in late 2022.

view into cabin of girl making tea

inside cabin at night with girl by fire

nighttime outside view of cabin

nighttime outside view of cabin

wood cabin in the snow

wood cabin at twilight

Photo: Tonu Tunnel

center view of open roof cabin in the woods

Photo: Tonu Tunnel

wood cabin on the water

Photo: Tonu Tunnel

modern cabin in the woods

overhead view of cabin in the woods

Photos by Jorrit ‘t Hoen, except where noted.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.