Cabanon Concrete Retreat

These two holiday homes, built by the artist couple Sofia Mavroudis and Antonis Choudalakis on a hillside on the island of Crete, were inspired by Le Cabanon, the famous wooden hut designed by Le Corbusier. But in contrast to their inspiration on the French Mediterranean coast, they are not made of wood, but of concrete. At 32 m2, these houses nestled in a Greek olive grove are more than twice as large, but the concept of a minimalist living module is still an essential part of their design. The functions of living, sleeping and cooking are combined in one room; only the bathroom is separated. The houses are fully glazed to the north-west and offer wide views of the coast.
The cabins are designed as places of retreat: the bed with views over the landscape, the sofa and reading chair by the fireplace, and the terrace all invite you to unwind and relax in different ways. Guests can pre-order breakfast as well as brunch or dinner, which are delivered to the house. Those who wish to cook for themselves may also help themselves to vegetables from the garden behind the houses.

What to do

The nearest beach is 10 minutes away and world-famous beaches can be reached in 30 - 40 minutes by car, hiking through the Samaria Gorge, visiting the surrounding villages and towns, wine tasting, food and music festivals.

Why we like this house

Tiny houses with wide sweeping views, minimalist and stylish, secluded in nature, with the sea and sights within easy reach. 

This house is great for

Single travellers and couples who are looking for relaxation and want to experience Crete away from the tourist hotspots. 

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Owner

Antonis and Sofia - he a Greek artist, she a Swedish curator – see the cabins as an extension of their artistic practice: „A curatorial key subject is site-specificity and how a person and his/her environment interact. So the cabins are made for the experience of the place to be in focus - the surrounding rough nature, the view, the Milky Way just above your head at night, the neighbours sheep that visits. A simple Cretan lifestyle - minimal, easy, where things are allowed to take time and the emphasis is on the essential things in life, like relationships, feeling the sea breeze and taking time doing nothing.“

Details

Region/Town GR – Greece, Kreta, Chania, Dermitziana
Name Cabanon Concrete
Scenery In the middle of an olive grove on a slope with a wide view
Number of guests Max. 2 in jeder der beiden Cabanons
Completed 2018
Design Batakis Architects, Chania; Interior design: Sofia Mavroudis and Antonis Choudalakis
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Hotel, House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), Beach, Garden, Hiking, Island, Sea
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2 Comments

  1. Mitten im Olivenhain mit einem fantastischen Blick auf den Golf von Kissamos aufzuwachen, zu frühstücken, zu Abend zu essen und den Sonnenuntergang bei einem Glas aus dem zur Verfügung stehenden Weinkeller (ein ausgedienter Koffer gefüllt mit verschiedenen Weinen) zu genießen, kommt man dem kretischen Lebensgefühl schon sehr nahe. Dies alles bietet das Cabanon Concrete, welches Antonis & Sofia mit viel Geschmack und einem guten Gefühl für Einfachheit errichtet und eingerichtet haben. Wir haben mit dem Cabanon Concrete genau das Versteck weit ab von jedem Touristentrubel gefunden, welches wir im ersten Urlaub nach 15 Monaten C19 gesucht haben und uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir kommen wieder!
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