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It’s fairly common for construction crews to have trailers on their building sites for offices and lunch breaks, but one Vancouver-based company took the idea to the next level. Patrick Powers, of Powers Construction, tapped his own crew to build the “Site Shack,” says Fast Company’s Mark Wilson. The prefab structure was built to be moved on a flatbed truck and provide livable space during construction periods.

Its exterior is a durable weathered steel shell. Inside, fir walls and benches offer a sense of coziness. A wood-burning fireplace sits in the corner, and a generous amount of light pours in through one wall, which is all glass. It looks stunning, but perhaps it also looks cold. What you don’t see is a two-inch layer of Outsulation (a rigid foam insulation that appears to sit right below the steel, wrapped around the frame like a coat).

I almost hate to imagine how dirty this space could become, facing the mud, cement, and general grime that accompanies a building project. But then again, challenging the stereotype of any job site’s portapotty-level amenities seems to be the project’s exact appeal. Powers Construction has branded itself as not just a competent construction company, but a surprisingly cool one—just check out the GQ-like spreads of its team, who are journalists and pro skateboarders when they’re not hammering on nails. And they’ve built an equally considered tiny home to match.

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