The Cabin

100 square feet is allowable in New Zealand without a building consent. This fun and fast project was not about fine design. It was about maximizing the feeling of space with a sleeping loft and a large window facing solar north. Combining one indoor sink that served both bathroom and kitchen needs, a futon sofa bed as both a sitting area and for overnight guests, a camping table as desk/dining, the couple that lived there with their two large dogs couldn’t be happier.

Additional features include: 90% of interior/exterior made from recycled materials, outdoor shower, composting toilet, propane fridge and more.

We highly value Daryl Stanton’s knowledge and dedication to principles of minimal damage to natural resources, use of natural, non-toxic materials, and modesty in design. She quickly understood our needs and provided us with multiple options that helped us address design problems. We would not hesitate to recommend her and Tansucasa to others
— Jack and Joanna S., Motueka, NZ