Reporting from Paris: Beltima's Mistral cabins,
the micro-backyard retreat
The Belgian company Beltima is stopping passersby in their tracks at the Maison & Objet design show in Paris this week.
Beltima's row of small, colorful, freestanding structures includes greenhouses, dog houses, caravans and outdoor sheds.
Its narrow single-use Mistral cabins are a charming foil for an outdoor shower or toilet, a covered room for your garbage can, as a dressing room or as a compact garden shed.
And for urban dwellers without a yard, the Mistral cabin could function as a small country oasis in an open-plan loft or living space.
We've got a couple of additional photos after the jump, including one of the cabin configured as a water closet.
Stay tuned for more reports from the Paris show.
-- Kristin Hohenadel
Above: Beltima's mini-shed designs stirred curiosity about the possibilities for what might be inside.
Photo credits, from top: Kristin Hohenadel, Beltima and Beltima.