COULSON's Disappear Retreat, is a sustainable structure that completely blends in with its surroundings.
"The spark for the design came under the night sky viewing a psychedelic show of northern lights and imagining a small, self-sufficient retreat with a glass roof where the universe overhead and surrounding ecosystems press close, where one feels connected to the planet and can sleep under the dazzling stars and dream with eyes open," the website explains.
Designed for extreme cold weather conditions, the 83 square foot (8 square metre) building has been designed so it doesn’t require a heating or cooling system.
"A spotted pattern of thin-film PV in the south glass wall generates all the energy needs from the sun and camouflages the building amongst the trees like a quiet forest animal. Weathered wood softens the design and blends with the landscape. As evening approaches the clear glass roof emits a warm, welcoming glow."
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This article first appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.