In 2012 the clients bought a discarded construction trailer from the local municipality with the idea of using it as a place to rest, play or study for them and their two sons. The trailer was pulled to the back of their garded by a neighbouring farmer.
We decided to completely strip and replace the existing finishings. The archetypical rounded roof shape of the trailer was copied inside and finished in plywood.
The outside was covered with small strips of oak. The husk was only interrupted by a large circular opening: a dome-shaped skylight was mounted upon the facade allowing light and the surrounding meadows to enter the space.
A flexible organisation with shelves on different heights was designed for the interior; this way the trailer could be arranged as a place to sleep, as well as a place to study or party. All the construction works were carried out by the client himself.
Location: BE, Vlimmeren
Surface: 8 sqm
Team: Karel Verstraeten