This rustic metal-sided cabin built by Olson Kundig Architects sits in a forested area of the Gulf Islands north of San Juan. The cozy little retreat was built on top of a concrete foundation with a concrete back wall and sturdy metal exterior that will be allowed to weather naturally. A side door provides easy access to a wood storage area on the side porch.
The shed-style roof allows for plenty of overhang space around all sides of the cabin, providing shade, protection from the elements, an a roomy outdoor shower area.
The one room interior of the cabin is finished with gorgeous wood planks on the roof and floor. The space is small, but ample enough for a bed, kitchenette, toilet, chair, wood stove for heat, and storage areas. The floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural night and can be closed off with a heavy metal panel to protect the cabin while the owner is away.
The sturdy construction materials used in this cabin will ensure it will stand years of use and weather exposure, and the materials will age beautifully to match the surrounding wilderness.
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