Fall is finally here and we’re itching to get out of the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Take a peek at these cozy cabins pulled from the Dwell community that caught our editor’s eye this week.
From the architect: “Located in the Pacific Northwest, these two island cabins nestle into the natural landscape of this beautiful site. The project is comprised of the new construction of a small sleeping cabin and a complete remodel of an existing cabin. It was very important that these cabins be mindful of their environmental impact on the site and be as energy efficient as possible, with a goal of net zero energy. This way of thinking also influenced the choice of materials for the cabins. The exterior siding is a reverse board and batten system with varied vertical board widths; a nod to traditional siding methods while giving the cabins a clean modern look.”
From the interior designer: “We had no previous building experience and just approached it slowly and with a lot of optimism. We built with lots of local and salvaged materials (including 1,800 square feet of salvaged 100- year-old Douglas fir from a local university). We went through a lot of sacrifices to build it: financial, time, friendships, and personal, but we came out the other end understanding how to trust each other.”
See the full story on Dwell.com: