If you’re looking for a stunning little cabin in the woods to get away to and simply relax, then you’ve reached the right place. Cabins are by far the best type of vacation I’ve come across. They’re a peaceful and tranquil option to abandon your urban life and woes, and simply unwind in nature. If you’re wondering where to head for your next cabin retreat, then we may have found the ideal one for you – SULA. Nestled in the Galapagos Islands, SULA is a prefabricated A-frame cabin that is a modern contemporary dwelling built using a mixture of wood, stone, metal, glass, and PVC. The cabin is designed by Diana Salvador, and it is anything but a conventional cabin.
Designer: Diana Salvador
The SULA Cabin is not simply an ordinary home but is the result of genius planning and environmental consciousness. The home was designed and constructed in continental Ecuador, and then transported in a thousand different pieces to the Galapagos Islands, where it is assembled and put together. The two-month design built involves 2000 custom-made components that are joined using 17,000 screws and pins! These various elements are then transported to Santa Cruz Island in two containers.
The assembly of the SULA Cabin took the efforts of four plant technicians and six floating employees who came from the mainland and utilized their specialized skills to build an impressive cabin within four weeks. This particular cabin was custom-designed for Catalina and her family, who have been living in the Galapagos for almost forty years. The cabin was designed to be a harmonious and subtle living space that attempts to respect its residents and the surrounding environments.
The SULA cabin is designed to be a premium quality, and sustainable structure that can be constructed without adversely impacting the environment. Although it is not a traditional A-frame cabin, it features a flap top that mimics an A in a different font without a cap. It is scalable, transportable, and can easily adapt to different environments and landscapes. It can also be easily disassembled and relocated, making it a true architectural marvel that impresses with its flexibility and adaptability.