Tea plantation guest cabins | Habitats Plus
Habitats Plus builds small cottages, gazebos, pergolas and similar structures for resorts and golf courses in the northern Indian Ocean region. They sent us these photos of eleven guest cabins nearing completion at a tea estate in Valparai, a tea and coffee growing center on the southern end of India. These cabins are based on a Habitats Plus design called the Arcadia.
The Arcadia has a simple but appealing angular design with a shed roof that extends out to shelter a 6′ wide deck. Wide overhangs on all sides provide welcome shade as well as protection from the three months of incessant monsoon rains. The cabins have roughly 25 m2 (270 ft2) of inside space. As these are resort guest cabins, they have full bathrooms but won’t have kitchens. However the tiny house fans among our readers will no doubt be able to imagine various floor plan configurations for using one of these small cabins as a full-time residence.
The cabins are built from coconut wood and have a galvalume metal roof. The wood comes from coconut trees in Indonesia that have reached the end of their productive lives and are removed so that replacement trees can be planted. The structures are precut and test-fitted at the Habitats Plus factory in Indonesia, then disassembled for delivery.
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Photographs courtesy of Habitats Plus.
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