DIY cabin in the woods

See how one couple built a retreat in the Oregon wilderness for $10,000

cabin base

How they did it

Much of the couple’s optimism for building came from Ryan’s experience as an architect and knowing that he could design to their specifications. The couple wanted something humble that blended into the environment. Plus the home needed to be easily secured for long absences.

Building the platform, left: The one-room cabin floats on piers to minimize its impact on the site.


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