In issue 1 of In The Moment you can discover four amazing compact holiday homes, inspired by the tiny house trend. And the Trewithen Tabernacle is another pint-sized pleasure in Cornwall...
This tiny tin tabernacle for two is hidden away in the depths of the English countryside. Handbuilt by Cornish company Love Lane Caravans (lovelanecaravans.co.uk) to the specifications of owners Cheryl and Tim, it was inspired by the tin chapels Methodists used to tow around in Victorian times.
Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by rolling farmland, you’ll wake up each morning to the sound of birdsong and views across the fields from the king-sized bed.
A dose of Cornish romance
Small but perfectly formed, the tabernacle has everything you need for a relaxed stay with a miniature kitchen and cleverly-designed wet room. The space is also filled with reclaimed details – the front door came from the meadowy at Buckfast Abbey, while the stained glass window was sourced from a Methodist chapel in Cornwall.
If the weather’s on your side, spend your evenings sat around the firepit with a barbecue, or get to grips with the outdoor wood-fired pizza oven. Trewithen’s just a 20 minute drive from the harbour town of Padstow and the Eden Project, making the tabernacle the perfect way to enjoy the Cornish countryside without being surrounded by hoards of summer tourists.
A stay in the tabernacle costs from £90 per night; see www.canopyandstars.co.uk
Pick up your copy of In The Moment issue 1, on sale from 22nd June, to read about four other compact holiday hideaways: the EcoCamp in Patagonia, Sweden's Treehotel, The Big Green Bus in Sussex, and The Little Big Hut Company's five huts on Mersea Island in Essex.