Fancy a night in a wooden barrel?

Image: Egger

Cosy is the word for these wooden egg-shaped homes in Cantercel, south of France. The land, reserved for construction experiments, was recently dotted with these barrels made by students from the school of architecture and civil engineering at the University of Innsbruck.

These l livable—and lovable—spaces are require low energy, have controlled living space ventilation and are rendered self-sufficient through a photovoltaic system.

The façades at the back and the entry area are made with EGGER OSB 3 boards on the inside and DHF on the outside. The interior design is made of EGGER MDF and compact laminate. The elliptical shape of the residential barrels was achieved with a total of 180 CNC milled segment arches, which were screwed together.

The local construction industry also supported the project by sponsoring the necessary material. In the future, these residential barrels can be used as comfortable overnight accommodation.