A Low Energy Home Located On A Clearing In The Forest

Designed by PAD Studio, the clients wanted to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and with a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, but the most important thing is that is shouldn't resemble or feel like a mobile home.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

 

Often when we think of mobile homes, we think of trailer parks with the homes all looking the same, but this mobile home is a step above what we normally see.

 

Designed by PAD Studio, the clients wanted to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and with a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, but the most important thing is that is shouldn't resemble or feel like a mobile home.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

Designed by PAD Studio, the clients wanted to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, but the most important thing is that it shouldn’t resemble or feel like a mobile home.


Designed by PAD Studio, the clients wanted to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and with a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, but the most important thing is that is shouldn't resemble or feel like a mobile home.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

Located on a clearing in the New Forest District of the United Kingdom, the home is covered in panels of dark stained sweet chestnut. Inside, the space is filled with natural oak, limestone, and white paneled walls.


This space is filled with natural with oak, limestone and white paneled walls.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

There’s a living room with built-in cabinetry, and around the corner is the dining room and kitchen. A wood fire between the living and dining room heats the space.


This living room has built-in cabinetry, and around the corner is the dining room and kitchen. A wood fire between the living and dining room heats the space.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

Just off the dining room, there’s a small patio with planters and chairs.


This contemporary mobile home has a small patio area with chairs and planters.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

The kitchen is in a U-shape, allowing for plenty of counter space, and open shelving is perfect for displaying various kitchen items.


This kitchen is in a U-shape allowing for plenty of counter space, and open shelving is perfect for displaying various kitchen items.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

There’s also a home office, with built-in shelving and space for a sofa. It also opens out onto a little deck with enough room for a couple of chairs.


This home office has built-in shelving and space for a sofa. It also opens out onto a little deck with enough room for a couple of chairs.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

The floor-to-ceiling windows provide an abundance of light in the hallway that leads to the bedroom.


The floor-to-ceiling windows provide an abundance of light in this hallway, that leads to the bedroom.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

In the bedroom, there’s a floating bed, and a space for a table and chair, positioned to enjoy the scenery.


In this bedroom, there's a floating bed, and a space for a table and chair, positioned to enjoy the scenery.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

In the bathroom, the mirror is set back, providing space for a ledge, perfect for displaying personal items. A skylight above the shower ensures that the space has as much light as possible.


In this bathroom, the mirror is set back, providing space for a ledge, perfect for displaying personal items. A skylight above the shower ensures that the space has as much light as possible.

Photography by Nigel Rigden

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