A hotel cabin made from borrowed materials and tie-down straps

Dutch firm Overtreders W has completed the construction of a temporary living hut, made without the use of glues and screws, and easy to be disassembled.

In Veenhuizen-a village of about 800 inhabitants in the Netherlands-architectural firm Overtreders W recently built a temporary hotel that was constructed so that it could be entirely disassembled without damaging the materials used. In fact, the habitable cabin is entirely made without the use of glues and screws, preferring the use of fastening straps to make the structure stable so that the materials borrowed from the villagers could be returned without damage or depreciation.

The firm found the materials for the hut in the village of Veenhuizen, purchasing concrete and wood gutters from carpenter Peter Kroes and tiles and paving slabs from the Riedstra farm. The fasteners, on the other hand, feature an intense green color that gives the technical element a decorative value capable of adding an extra layer of texture to the barn.

Overtreders W, Stable Stack, Veenhuizen, the Netherlands. 2023. Photo Overtreders W

The pavilion is actually a temporary accommodation, made to tell the story of Veenhuizen’s craftsmanship, history and environment. In fact, the project celebrates the village’s 200th anniversary, created by maker and thinker collective Ketter&Co and local hotel Bitter & Zoet. It includes seven temporary accommodations, created in an unconventional way, and opens its doors to guests from May to October 2023.

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