The architect Kurt Hughes realized his childhood dream: to live inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the same one that made the first trip to the Moon.

So, inspired by a visit from his daughter to the Seattle Museum of Flight, he decided to build a micro-house inspired by the iconic lunar landing module of the NASA mission.

It is a structure of just over 23 m² in the shape of a hexagon, suspended 9 feet from the ground, thanks to the support of steel beams.

A staircase offers the entry point to this bizarre dwelling, which houses an open space inside illuminated by a large geodesic dome-shaped skylight. Inside there is a kitchen, equipped with stainless steel appliances, a bathroom, and a living room. Going down a small staircase, we find the bedroom, where two people can sleep, while going upstairs, a small outdoor terrace offers a space to look at the surrounding landscape.

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Looking at it from the outside, Hughes' design looks like a vehicle from space and landed on the banks of the Columbia River.

Sometimes a childhood dream become an interesting design reality!

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