If adventure with comfort is your cup of tea, you’ll love off-grid glamping at Arthur’s Cave. Inspired by the legendary cave where King Arthur and his traveling knights took refuge, this cavernous cabin offers a bit of mystique with all the comforts of home. Miller Kendrick Architects designed this contemporary cave-like cabin, which is one of eight winning entries for Epic Retreats’ pop-up hotels in Wales.
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The competition-winning Arthur’s Cave was constructed in four weeks early June. The mobile one-room hotel popped up in Snowdonia for nearly a month and will spring up on the Llyn Peninsula from July 10 to September 11. The unique cabin sleeps two in a double bed starting at £425 for two nights.
Designed to blend in with its rural surroundings, the asymmetrical 12-square-meter cabin is surprisingly modern in style. CNC-milled birch plywood make up the cabin’s ribbed skeleton, cut in such a way to create its cavernous appearance. Plywood was also used for the furnishings, fixtures, and fittings. Locally sourced black-stained Welsh larch clads the cabin, while sheep’s wool, also locally sourced, is used for insulation.
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A wood-burning stove provides heat to the off-grid cabin, and hot and cold water is available. Solar panels power LED lighting. The cabin is also equipped with a composting toilet. The large glazed opening frames views of the outdoors and lets in plenty of natural light. Bookings and inquiries can be made on Epic Retreats’ website.
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published 2017-07-03 22:40:57