Nestled within the trees in a Maryland oak – hickory forest sits MoonShadow, this beautifully handcrafted tiny cabin. It is one in a group of twelve luxury “eco cabins” built as resort destinations by Blue Moon Rising. While all the cabins on the property at Deep Creek Lake are uniquely exquisite, the stunning contrast between the cedar shake siding and black board siding on this one really stands out to me.
The covered porch provides a peaceful outdoor relaxation area overlooking the surrounding forest. The interior is just as striking as the exterior in beauty and craftsmanship. The cabin has a main living area with seating, a table, and a kitchenette, with nooks off the side for the bathroom and sleeping area.
Handcrafted light fixtures and bamboo countertops add to the cabin’s natural charm while adhering to Blue Moon’s mission of building with local, eco-friendly materials.
Off the main living area, a room with a queen sized bed offers idyllic private sleeping quarters for two. In the room next to that, the bathroom accommodates the sink, toilet, and a clawfoot tub.
This cabin and the others at Blue Moon Rising are a picture perfect vacation destination for eco-minded tourists looking to get away from everyday life. The founder, Lisa Jan, had a vision to create vacation rental properties that are built using sustainable construction practices, and she has fulfilled her dream in the completion of these cabins.
Throughout the construction of our facility, we made decisions with the earth and its resources 1st, and we believe, created a one of a kind vacation experience while leaving as little impact on our natural landscape as possible. Each and every tree that was removed was carefully evaluated so that could be reused elsewhere on the project. Whether as trim, a support post, or simply as wood to fuel the highly efficient masonry stove, these trees have been given a new life in the fabric of BMR. The dirt removed during excavating foundations was carefully sifted and mixed with clay, water, and lime to become the natural plaster coatings on interior and exterior straw bale walls on our flagship building, “The Leap”.
To see more images of MoonShadow and their other sustainable cabins, visit Blue Moon Rising, where you can book your own “eco retreat” or just get some really amazing tiny house inspiration.