this tiny moss-covered cabin in the woods seems straight out of a storybook
 

this tiny moss-covered cabin in the woods seems straight out of a storybook

jacob witzling, creator of cabinland, has an inclination for the outdoors and a weakness for woodland homes. he has designed numerous tiny dwellings across the northwest and east united states including a wanderlust-arousing truck cabin, which he built on top of a 1979 pickup. ‘I think that the affinity for simple living is not a new thing. there have always been people who have felt uncomfortable by the fast paced nature of the present, even when relatively things weren’t fast paced by today’s standards,’ witzling says, ‘nature cabins embody beauty and simplicity that is often lost in the workaday world.’

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one of witzling’s most creative cabin projects is this imaginative structure that seems to be straight out of a story book. built on a 135 square foot octagonal base, the small-scale abode accommodates a loft space that adds an additional 80 square feet of occupiable space. each plane that forms its octagonal pyramid roof has a ridge that protrudes — there are 8, 72 inches tall dormers that run directly into the valleys. the roof was then covered in metal, chicken wire and finally moss, which allows the structure to subtly blend into its surrounding environment. guests can cozy up inside and enjoy the ample natural light that filters through large triangular windows at the structure’s crown.

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jacob witzling
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jacob witzling
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jacob witzling
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jacob witzling
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