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Colorful Schell Wheeler Cabin Made of Blown Down Forest Trees
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On November 30, 2010 @ 9:38 am In Architecture,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments
Being that both of the home’s owners are mountain guides in the area, they felt a need to do what is right for the environment when building their new home. As such, the architects, along with Tall Tree Construction , made use of blown-down trees from storms to provide the logs that were milled into the siding, fascias and trim of the house. The energy  used to heat the home comes from a ground source heat pump supplemented by solar water preheating.
Inside, natural wood is the star building material but does not make the house feel stuffy or like an outdated log cabin at all. Generous windows (some spanning both the top and bottom floors) provide daylighting  to cut down on electricity.
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