The Orcas Island cabin is a gable-roofed structure with lean-to extensions on either side. Inside there is 350 ft2 (32.5 m2) living area on the ground level plus a cozy 150 ft2 (13.9 m2) loft.
The cross shape creates distinct spaces within the small floor plan. The kitchen, dining nook and bathroom each occupy one of the resulting alcoves. A ladder provides access to the loft bedroom, where shed-roofed dormers add some headroom. The beams supporting the loft were milled on the island from fir trees that came from the site. French doors lead out to a flagstone patio integrated into the landscape with a meandering edge.And the kitchen area:
A smaller home requires less resources to build and less resources to maintain.
A nice cabin is much more affordable, costs less in utilities, it is cozy and more intimate which translates into more interaction with your loved one(s).
Overall, a small house is beautiful when you call it home 🙂
This small yet elegant cabin was designed by David Vandervort Architects.