Fernando Abellanas, an artist and self-taught craftsman, secretly built a studio apartment that hangs under a bridge in Valencia, Spain.
He started this project as a response to the growing urban residence shortage in his city.
The result is a tiny mobile living space that rolls along the concrete beams beneath a bridge. The space can be accessed from a nearby concrete embankment, then rolled further under the bridge to hang high above the heads of any potential intruders.
Part tree house and part cabin, this simple space is like the adult equivelent of children building a fort under the dining room table. “The feeling kept hidden while still being able to hear and see what happens around us,” Abellanas says (translated). “Observing passing cars and trains with no one seeing me gives me great sense of peace.”
“The cabin as a concept has been important to me since childhood,” Abellanas explained. “Not the idyllic holiday cabin in the woods, but a place to take refuge in our environment.”
Abellanas created a video to share his work, but he has not disclosed its specific location. “The project is an ephemeral intervention, [it will remain] until someone finds it and decides to steal the materials, or the authorities remove it,’ he said to The Spaces.
See the full video below.