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Seems like the idea of building rotating tiny homes so they can follow the sun and maximize solar heat gain or privacy might be catching on. The newest one comes from builder Telmo Cadavez from Portugal. He created a micro cabin, which can be swiveled around all the way, and looks like a perfect minimalistic forest retreat.

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Cadavez designed the cabin himself and it took him, his cousin, and a friend who is a carpenter about six months to build it. The cabin is made out of pinewood, while cork was used for insulation, and black slate for roof and parts of the interior. The design was inspired by vintage shepherd wagons used in the area, which were pulled by cows. He adapted the design, made it asymmetric and added the rotating function.

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The interior of the cabin measures just 86 square feet, but it’s fitted with transformer furniture, which allows for maximizing the available space. One of these pieces is a drop-leaf table attached to a wall, which is used as a dining or work table, and can be folded away when not in use. There are also two simple and multifunctional stools, which can be turned into larger seats, or used to support the foldaway bed.

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When the bed is unfolded it takes up practically the entire cabin, which is a very cool idea as far as micro home space saving techniques go. One side is covered by a large window, which lets in plenty of natural light and offers great ventilation. Overall, this is a great example of going back to basics when in comes to home designs. This micro cabin has it all, including a way to pick and choose your desired view.

They are planning to patent and start selling the design, though there’s no definite word on when yet, but this cabin can be rented in Montesinho Natural Park in Portugal.