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Recyclable, 3D-printed urban cabin for rent in Amsterdam

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Designed by Dutch architects DUS and available for short-term stays, the micro-cabin is made from linseed oil-based, 3D-printed bio-plastic.

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Part of Amsterdam-based DUS architects’ work on disaster relief housing, the micro-cabin is now available for short term stays. Located in a former industrial area of Amsterdam, the cabin and outdoor bathtub are 3D printed using sustainable, recyclable bio-plastic. The cabin has a small porch, and the foldable bed provides seating during the day.

The angular shape of the cabin gives structural stability as well as visual interest, and the color is a result of the linseed oil used in the bio-plastic. The DUS team says it is continuing to expand its work in compact living space and 3D printing possibilities. The cabin will eventually be shredded and the material reused.

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