Fostering a love for the fragile, wild and natural world

This design company has democratised high-end architecture, making it simple to start a hospitality retreat with its configurable, modular and sustainable cabins, saunas and “zero-to-launch” services.

Colorado-based design and fabrication team, ELMNTL, is democratising boutique hospitality with its ecosystem of configurable cabins, saunas and wellness products.

The company’s goal is to make it simple for anyone to start a boutique getaway in nature and it acts as a partner to hospitality owners to start sustainable hotels, vacation rentals and wellness retreats with its zero-to-launch services.

The idea is also to get as many people out into nature as possible. To do that, they democratise high-end architecture, making designer spaces accessible to everyone, from small business owners to individual homeowners.

With a passionate team dedicated to sustainability and craftsmanship, ELMNTL offers over 1,000 customisable options to ensure that each project reflects the unique vision and lifestyle of its clients.

Built on the value of planetary regeneration, environmental materials such as wood structures are used with hemp insulation, which generate three times fewer carbon emissions and are compostable.

Founded by former data scientist and tech entrepreneur Vlad Dubovskiy, who traded coding for building and renting cabins out in the wild of the rugged Colorado Rocky Mountains, the business is inspired by his personal transformation.

“ELMNTL crafts beyond architecture – we create unforgettable experiences for people who love to adventure outside. Instead of seeing a cabin as simply a product, we are vertically integrating our hardware (the building) and the software (the experience), akin to an iPhone, said its CEO.

“So, we think of our core product as delivering an unforgettable user experience.”

Configurable architecture without a bespoke price tag

Through configurable and fully prefabricated modular builds, the company helps its clients create a unique experience in their spaces, allowing customers can control their designs with great flexibility.

With its configurable architecture, they can create a unique master plan and floor plans suited to their specific needs.

ELMNTL innovated a build system to adapt and personalise every structure, ensuring that it fits functional requirements and harmonises with the surrounding environment.

“Our platform for the hospitality market aims to make elevated architecture accessible for all. We address the missing middle in the market: a move away from rigid, preset designs and towards customisable floor plans,” said Dubovskiy.

“We offer products with a personal look-and-feel in a modular format, without tipping into expensive, bespoke architecture.”

Guiding customers from the initial feasibility of their hospitality concepts to the full realisation of their business, ELMNTL also provides turnkey support that transforms ideas into successful ventures.

Their refreshing approach cuts through the red tape and exclusivity that is often associated with high-end architecture.

The idea is to also offer preset floor plans in addition to its configurable options. These provide customers with a quick and convenient hospitality solution and come at a lower price point.

From the choice of materials to the orientation of the structure for passive solar gains, every element is thoughtfully selected and executed. This personalised approach guarantees that each cabin or sauna is a true reflection of the customer’s vision and lifestyle, the company said.

Rooted in Colorado adventure

The cabin designs are influenced by the rugged beauty and environmental ethos of Colorado, and the team of designers and craftspeople brings their expertise and love for nature to every project.

“We treat every carpentry detail as poetry we want people to witness. Our products are intimate – the finer details make every choice feel considered. To us, a cabin or sauna is an extension of nature itself, so we build it with the spirit of adventure, fun and obsessive care for the environment,” Dubovskiy said.

With the goal of creating impactful experiences in nature, ELMNTL is focused on designing structures that enhance the surrounding landscape of their customers’ sites.

In true Coloradoan fashion, the team places adventure, nature, bathing and play in the wild at the foundation of their design and build intentions, tailoring builds to the topographical features of the American landscape, an environment known for its diversity.

Innovation to “build forever”

“Built for Forever” means building architecture that stands the test of time, using materials that are forever safe for the planet. Built for extreme weather conditions and protected for longevity, these structures are also designed for disassembly. All products are made with biodegradable or re-purposable materials, including decarbonising wood frames, and are free from toxic foams and plastics.

New designs will be added to the company’s ecosystem of products and experiences, including wellness products such as cold plunges and hot tubs.

Committed to advancing configurable architecture in modular builds, ELMNTL is not merely adapting to future trends in living spaces; it is actively shaping a new era of hospitality,Dubovskiy said.

“Our big idea is simple — it is to foster a love for the fragile, wild, natural world. To do that, we work with our hospitality clients to get as many people as possible into the elements.”

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