I bet it is also your dream to retire in a comfortable cozy home surrounded by nature. For an elderly father in Florida named Mike Wynne, to spend his days in a relaxing cabin in the woods is not only a dream but a reality. The tiny but cozy cabin he now calls home, was designed and built by his thoughtful and innovative son, Josh Wynne.
The ‘Mike’s Hammock,’ or the tiny but cozy cabin, was conceptualized by Josh when he realized that his father started aging and needed more assistance. Hence, Josh designed a tiny but functional one-room home that is customized to meet the needs of his aging father. He has decided to build his father’s new home, Mike’s Hammock, inside his property in Florida, to keep his beloved father close to him, and at the same time let him live independently.
Mike’s new home may only be a 604-square-meter cabin, yet it has everything that he needs. Especially designed for handicap accessibility, in a way that Mike can move around it with ease, even if he is by himself. The tiny home is spacious enough and well-equipped to accomodate wheelchairs and walkers. The bathroom has a shower with a fold-down seat and grab bar for Mike’s optimal comfortability. Also, all of the cabinets are accessible from lower angles.
What makes the tiny home even more amazing is how Josh created it, not only to be handicapped-friendly, but to be eco-friendly as well. The cozy dwelling was built out of local and recycled materials. In fact, the whole process of building his father’s new abode only produced less than one dumpster of waste!
Josh was also mindful about leaving low-energy footprint. Josh designed the cabin to be propped above its foundation. Also, in exchange of the trees that he needed to cut, he planted three trees in place. He also installed a customized central cooling and heating system that will reduce energy consumption. In fact, even on summer and hot days, the energy consumed only costs around $25 a month!
Truly, the cozy cabin built for Mike is not only functional but stylish as well. To create the illusion of a spacious place, Josh chose to fill the home with large windows and open lighting. This way, Mike can enjoy the scenic view and watch some animals loitering in the woods.
Mike’s new home, Mike’s Hammock, is not only boasting of its aesthetic beauty and eco-friendly design. Knowing that this tiny but cozy cabin was built out of a son’s thoughtfulness and concern for his father, surely makes this home full of warmth and love.
Watch the video below and see the breath-taking beauty of Mike’s Hammock, serving as Josh’s testament of love for his father, Mike.
Photos| Josh Wynne Construction