cabinland continues to grow with the completion of the mossy, dream-like diamond cabin

cabinland continues to grow with the completion of the mossy, dream-like diamond cabin

creative duo jacob witzling and sara underwood present the latest body of work in their ongoing project cabinland, including their latest diamond cabin. the project comprises a collection of moss-covered, off-grid cabin dwellings in the middle of the forest. the design/build team has so far demonstrated their knack for creating tiny, unique woodland homes with a wanderlust-arousing truck cabin and an octagonal, fairytale-like dwelling. before the construction of the main house, cabinland sees the completion of three new jewel-like structures including the diamond cabin, a hot-tub, and a video series which documents the team’s entire design-build process.

cabinland diamond cabin
diamond house



as sara and jacob’s cabinland continues to grow, now with three new tiny woodland structures, the team develops a documentary-like video series. during the upcoming construction of the main house, the team will live in the newly built ‘diamond cabin,’ a radially planned, two story dwelling — its second level accessible by ladder — finished in timber shingles and a thick layer of moss.

cabinland diamond cabin
diamond cabin



in the meantime, the team keeps their clothes and things stored away in the new wardrobe cabin — its asymmetrical and dramatically pitched roof clad in the same lush moss. the property’s water filtration system is housed within a pump house, the third cabin designed in the same language and forested materials, expressing an inverted, steeply pitched roof. viewers can follow the continuing progress on the project through the video series ‘cabinland.’


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cabinland diamond cabin
wardrobe cabin

cabinland diamond cabin
pump house

cabinland diamond cabin
pump house

cabinland diamond cabin
diamond cabin interior

cabinland diamond cabin
hot tub

cabinland diamond cabin
exterior shower



project info:


project title: cabinland

design/build: jacob witzling, sara underwood


  • Dear Jacob & Sara,
    You both do some really amazing work and it is nice how you both see things differently and in the end you come with these amazing Cabins/shower/hot-tubish. Please never change what you are doing and thank you for all you do to help the environment by reusing all the recycled material you use in every build. It gives everything a unique one of a kind look. Thank you for all your inspired work that you two do. Simply Amazing!!! Never Stop!!!

  • Have you considered something with wheels, so it can be considered ‘transportable’ and avoid permits and property tax escalations. – Mark

    Mark Schindler
  • Dear Sara & Jacob really inspired by your work. Want to learn and replicate your designs by partnering your expertise for my region.

    Please let me know the possibilities…which frankly are in tons.

    Naimat khan
  • Oooops! Was that last photo necessary? “They are making what?!”


    Jimmy Xi

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