The Result Is A Rustic Cabin Where Functionality And Aesthetic Converge
Built on a rocky ridge and surrounded by mature pines is this 600 sq. ft cabin. Constructed as a retreat house for a family of 5, the cabin makes use of design aesthetics from Christopher Alexander’s The Pattern Language. The result is a modest cabin with all the functional necessities.
The cabin is equipped with complete amenities including a living room and kitchen. It has two sleeping lofts accessible by an alternating staircase. The design of the staircase minimizes space while still being functional, a property seen in almost every corner of the house. Very much attuned to the outdoors, the family has adopted the “less is more” concept in building the house. For instance, the house doesn’t have internal plumbing, electricity or a bathroom. In its stead is an outhouse and a wood-fired sauna.
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