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Mobile Maisonette was founded in 2020 by Architects Jed Kritzinger and Julia Abell.


Jed and Julia have for many years been inspired by the 'small-house movement' and in particular the charming little cabins scattered across the globe that evoke a warm sense of nostalgia and delight. This, combined with their love of architecture and design is what led to the birth of Mobile Maisonette.

Together Jed and Julia run a successful architectural practice in Cape Town, which they have built up over the years to be one of South Africa's leading small practices, focusing primarily on upmarket city homes, small getaway cottages and boutique hotels.

Their practice has won a number of Architectural awards including "Best Single Residence in Africa" at the International Property Awards. Much of their work has been published both locally and internationally in prestigious décor magazines such as  Elle Decoration (France), Cote Ouest (France),  Brava Casa (Italy) and House and Leisure (South Africa).

Jed and Julia were also selected to lead the design and implementation of Sir Richard Branson's private Manor House, Spa and Hotel in the Cape Winelands, and more recently, designed a collection of boathouse cabins for Coot Club near Stanford.


To view their boathouse cabin design, visit or

To view their portfolio of completed architectural projects, visit  

Their vision for Mobile Maisonette is to create beautifully designed and affordable modular cabins that can be assembled quickly and dismantled easily should the owner wish to move the cabin to an alternative location in the future.


The manufacture of Mobile Maisonette is supported by JNA Projects, a well-established and reputable building company located in Cape Town. Jed and Julia have worked together with JNA on a number of projects over the years, including Sir Richard Branson's private Manor House, and can vouch for their professional work ethic and attention to detail from inception through to completion on every project.


Together they are a formidable team, driven by a shared passion for design excellence and build quality.

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