Many people dream of living luxurious off-the-grid, but Dr. Sophia Shih made her dream a reality. The Australian physician constructed a quaint, chic oasis on the island of Tasmania. It was built with minimalism and functionality in mind as there is hardly any clutter in the small cabin. The furniture is can be stowed away when not in use and the home is fully self-sufficient. Shih designed this getaway to escape the chaos of city life and values her newfound serenity.
- Shih, 43, grew up in Taiwan in a Japanese-style house that gave her an appreciation for “highly crafted minimalist design”–and the ability to happily sit cross-legged at a low table eating, working, a
- Baltic pine extends from the floor—strictly shoes-free—to the walls and ceiling, “creating a warm, cozy sense of enclosure.”
- Batteries under the floor store solar energy collected on the roof and used to power the lights and water pump.
“Shih found the architects through a mutual hiking friend, and the three embraced the idea of a well-planned retreat”