This rustic writer’s retreat in UK’s Snowdonia National Park is covered with local stone and slate tiles reclaimed from nearby farms. Architecture studio TRIAS based the Slate Cabin’s design around local and historically significant materials, with carefully arranged openings that capture small vignettes and views of the gorgeous hills and pastures of Wales.

Slate Cabin, Snowdonia National Park, cabin, Trias, local materials, reclaimed materials, green architecture, natural light, birch, slate tiles, stone facade

The cabin is set in a lush green valley surrounded by Snowdonia National Park. The structure has a simple, rectangular volume and muted exterior contrasted by the warm birch interior.

Slate Cabin, Snowdonia National Park, cabin, Trias, local materials, reclaimed materials, green architecture, natural light, birch, slate tiles, stone facade

The interior is bright and simple, with a single room for essential activities– sleeping, cooking, resting and relaxing– and a bathroom tucked behind. The bed sits up on a raised platform, and pulls back at one end to provide space for a seat and desk.

Slate Cabin, Snowdonia National Park, cabin, Trias, local materials, reclaimed materials, green architecture, natural light, birch, slate tiles, stone facade

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The bed head does double duty to support a built-in seat and table. Stairs to the bed platform are a space to store books and shoes, while a shelf above the bathroom acts as a slot for stashing hiking packs. A continuous lantern of high windows bathe the space in natural light, while smaller openings offer curated views of the surrounding landscape.

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Slate Cabin, Snowdonia National Park, cabin, Trias, local materials, reclaimed materials, green architecture, natural light, birch, slate tiles, stone facade

Slate Cabin, Snowdonia National Park, cabin, Trias, local materials, reclaimed materials, green architecture, natural light, birch, slate tiles, stone facade

Slate Cabin, Snowdonia National Park, cabin, Trias, local materials, reclaimed materials, green architecture, natural light, birch, slate tiles, stone facade