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This robotically-built cabin offers a peek into the high-tech future of housing

This robotically-built cabin offers a peek into the high-tech future of housing

Written by David

May 30, 2020

As houses of the future go, Ashen Cabin doesn’t look particularly futuristic. Anyone expecting a The Jetsons -esque vision of robot assistants, indoor conveyor belts, and flying vehicle garages is going to be sorely disappointed; this rustic log cabin, boasting spectacular views of three state forests in Ithaca, NY, doesn’t even have electricity or running water. A camping stove, basic sink, and some achingly beautiful views are what count for luxuries.

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But Ashen Cabin is a vision of the future — and it’s a compelling one. Looking at it up close — a journey that requires the visitor to follow a winding path through the hills; the cabin gradually revealing itself, chimney first, among the foliage — makes clear immediately that this is not a typical log cabin. With odd geometries and sitting on squat concrete legs, Ashen Cabin doesn’t look as if it was designed and built […]

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