Modern Prefab Cabins Soon Available in California Parks

Usually if you are camping in California, you need to have a tent, RV or reservations for a park model or yurt. Now, tiny house and prefab fans will have a few more stylish options thanks to the Parks Forward Commission. The Commission invited architecture students from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona to design new cabins to be placed in various California parks.

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The Wedge cabin

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The Wedge cabin interior

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The C Pitch + cabin

Each cabin was designed to address the financial, cultural and operational challenges facing the California State Parks. Many parks’ funds have been cut over the years and some camping areas have even been closed. The students (some very new to architecture) were challenged to design cabins that were aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance, fire resistant and could easily be relocated. The cabins had to appeal to park visitors who may be new or unfamiliar with camping. Ten cabins were created and the finalists are named The Wedge, Skyline, Revo Pod and C Pitch +.

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The Skyline cabin

The 145 square foot Wedge has a 22.5 degree angle and a modern mix of wood and glass. It has a full and a twin bed as well as a porch. The 180 square foot Skyline has windows on two sides and an L-shaped porch. The 150 square foot Revo Pod looks like a futuristic lifeguard structure (in various colors) and the C Pitch+ is made of wood and steel with wraparound windows that allows for multiple beds.

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The Revo Pod cabin

Park officials are looking at various parks throughout the state that could potentially each accommodate a group of ten to 15 cabins. They should all be available for use by the end of the year. You can find out more about the project at Revamp the Camp.

Photos by Paul Vu and Revamp the Camp

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Irene - April 14, 2015 Reply

I love the Wedge cabin; wonder if these will be made available to entities other than the California state parks?

Dorothy Domish - April 14, 2015 Reply

Best lookimng and usable space for wilderness areas.
Revo too modern looking. Eye sore.

Peter - April 16, 2015 Reply

Leave it to California to overspend on a LeanTo.

Peter - April 16, 2015 Reply

Overspend on a leanto for camping much?

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