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Miner’s Shelter: Tiny Desert Dwelling Clad In Glass And Steel

There are times in our lives when all of us would love to escape the daily rush and find that simple retreat that offers just the bare minimum. Taking away the constant connectivity and the unending electronic noise can actually be a boon. Hailing from the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Dave Frazee tried to emulate the great architect as he conjured up and created this modest and compact desert shelter. While this beautiful little glass box is not a full-fledged tiny home by any stretch if the imagination, it sure is a sturdy desert shelter in the heart of the dusty outback near Taliesin, Arizona. Built on an existing concrete block and chimney, the Miner’s Shelter still woos you with its rustic charm.

The approach of modest living was started in this neck of the woods by the great architect himself and coming from his school of architecture, it is barely surprising that the pupil tried to emulate the master in the truest sense. Instead of making a temporary shelter, Dave opted to go down a more permanent route. Using simple steel posts, he attached the compact box that he crafted to the existing chimney and concrete block. Clad in glass and exposed steel, the addition seems like a natural extension of the surrounding landscape and allows those inside to take in the many sights and sounds outside.

The tiny steel and glass box only has enough space for a single bed and a corner shelf that houses the candles which offer the necessary illumination at night. Glass windows that open like wings help cool the interior in a natural manner and the chimney comes in handy during the harsh winter months. The box shelter even has a small patio in the front where you can relax under the stars! A simple design that is in tune with its surroundings…

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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