Tiny houses are a major trend these days … but here is something you do not see everyday: a tiny library. This little bookworm getaway was commissioned by artist Jason Koxvold in upstate New York. A number of oak trees were cleared during the construction of his vacation home in the woods. He wanted to make good use of them, so he asked Studio Padron to craft them into a tiny library.
It’s like something out of a fairytale, and he’s even given it a fairytale name: Hemmelig Rom. The name means “secret room” in Norwegian. Let’s take a look inside this bookworm’s haven!
From the outside, Hemmelig Rom features a very modern design. The structure is almost entirely windowless, save for one large window looking out on the beautiful woodland surroundings. This is a sensible design since obviously you would want as much wall space as possible available to hold books.
While the exterior of the “secret room” looks rather severe, the interior is the furthest thing from it! This is a super-cozy hideaway complete with a woodstove to stay toasty and warm during the cold New York winters.
The shelves are cleverly built into the walls.
I don’t know about you, but when I want to curl up with a good book and disappear inside its pages for hours, I usually want to lie on my bed so that I am super comfortable and relaxed. So I am stoked to see that the tiny library also includes a very cushy-looking bed.
There is also a comfortable-looking chair in the corner.
Seriously, what a super-awesome way to recycle some oak and create a magical little oasis of reading!
Studio Padron: http://studiopadron.com/