Live-in Landscape is product line of lightweight prefabricated cabins that accentuate wild and scenic California. To stay in a Live-in Landscape is to feel a continual relationship to the great outdoors– to experience living in the landscape.
The design of each cabin is tailored to a specific ecosystem in form and function. Our first ecosystem is the Oak Woodlands of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, teaming with varieties of grey green oaks with silver bark, monkey flowers, and smooth granite boulders. We reference the ecosystem’s biology and geology in the cabin’s form and material selection. We open the cabin to the outdoors and place windows to frame various layers of the understory to give the right balance between comfort and continual adventure.
Sierra Sanctuary is a luxury outpost, full amenity and hardy. Half of the ground floor acts as a swing space for ultimate flexibility; ample storage, studio, toilet and kitchen blocks pull out when needed and retract when unused. When pulled out, the space behind creates a generous shower. A sitting platform positions one to view the understory without crowding of furniture. The sleeping loft is in the canopy and has a native plant garden off the adjoining deck. Sleeps 2.
Trail’s End is choreographed for an on-the-trail off-the-trail lifestyle experience. The large observation deck is the perfect place to put your feet up, lounge, dine and socialize. Practice bird calls with your friends and keep an eye out for wildlife. Two bug-free enclosed bedrooms share a full bath and have private expansive views out the back– even from the shower. Sleeps 4.
Eagle’s Nest perches towards a view. It’s perfect as a solo retreat, such as a writing studio, guest room, or poolside oasis. Organic window shapes frame the stars at night. The sun deck extends the enclosed space and acts as a bench. Sleeps 1-2.
Technology + Prototype
We are currently building our first prototype! Meet Eagle’s Nest 2, a field retreat for 1-2 people.
We use a new construction method to achieve high-performance curved structures, called an architectural membrane sandwich. We tension layers of high performance pvc canvas, wool insulation, and indoor-outdoor fabric over a steel frame. The engineering of the continuous wall structure meets weather and flame resistant code requirements and outperforms traditional stick frame structures.