If there’s luxury in a post-apocalyptic world, it might look like the Lost Whiskey Concrete Cabin designed by Virginia-based design and build firm GreenSpur. Lost Whiskey is set at in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and is completely off grid. The cabin is a stark building, made of steel and concrete. Measuring 160 square feet, it is built from precast concrete panels. The effect is boxy and bunker like. The single room serves both as kitchen and dining room as well as the bed room (a Murphy bed pulls down, turning the kitchen table into a bed). A wood burning stove provides the heat and makes up the other major element of the cabin. Operable windows open behind the stove to give access to a concrete patio, which ends in a netted section that serves as a hammock. The patio also includes a fire-heated dutch tub and a fire pit.
Unfortunately, you have to be a member of the Lost Whiskey Club to rent the cabin—and membership caps out at only ten members. Still, this cabin serves as inspiration for what you can accomplish with only a few elements—the kinds of things you might find after the world has gone to pot.