Nature dictates the shape and materials of this Dutch cabin in the woods.

The angled tiny house is tied to the landscape through expansive windows. Its distinct shape recalls a folded leaf—a nod to the homeowner’s love of nature.

When Willeke Makatita approached Gijsbert Schutten of Liberte Tiny Houses, she had one very specific request: a compact dwelling that would let her simplify her life and live as close to nature as possible. “Willeke loves walking, camping, and bushcraft,” Schutten says. “She asked for a home that would suit those passions.” 

The angled tiny house is tied to the landscape through expansive windows. Its distinct shape recalls a folded leaf—a nod to the homeowner’s love of nature.

The angled tiny house is tied to the landscape through expansive windows. Its distinct shape recalls a folded leaf—a nod to the homeowner’s love of nature.

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Floor-to-ceiling glass walls blur the boundary between inside and out.

Floor-to-ceiling glass walls blur the boundary between inside and out.

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Inspired by the dynamic qualities of the natural landscape, Schutten developed a design that would let Willeke be immersed in nature. “When she first came to me, she had the idea of a Hobbit house in mind, something with rounded lines,” Schutten says. “But as we talked, I learned that her main wish was a house with an organic shape, large windows, and lots of sunlight.”

The large windows help to flood the tiny home with plenty of sunlight.

The large windows help to flood the tiny home with plenty of sunlight.

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See the full story on Dwell.com: A 182-Square-Foot Tiny Home in the Netherlands Is Shaped Like a Leaf
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