When Balance Architects was commissioned to build an airy cabin on a former campground in Washington State, their main task was to make sure that it had virtually no environmental impact. So they lifted the 1.5 story cabin off the ground, stacked it on a few small concrete pillars, and gave it a forest catwalk that allows residents to easily walk from their hideaway amidst towering pine trees, across a valley to a clearing in the woods.
The home’s entryway is slightly elevated and leads to an open-plan living area and kitchen. There is a fireplace downstairs and “tent-like” bedrooms are situated on the minimalist cabin’s upper level. Built in 2007, this 1,653 square foot home is filled to the brim with light and natural ventilation. Although it has the ambience of a lovely old barn house, it also boasts the amenities and natural finishes more fitting for a contemporary residence.
Via Arch Daily