Off Grid Cabin

Son builds modern dream cabin from recycled materials for his aging father

Sherry spotted this American article in an  Inhabitat publication.

Some things are the same and some things are different in Canada but the general ideas are applicable for us.

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Retiring to a cozy cabin in the woods is a dream of many. Josh Wynne helped his father fulfill that goal when he designed and built Mike’s Hammock, a compact dwelling located on his property in Nokomis, Florida. Designed for handicap accessibility, the modern one-room was crafted for aging in place and prioritizes sustainability in its use of recycled materials and low-energy footprint.

The facade is clad in vertically oriented corrugated metal siding to match the neighboring barn, while the interior is lined with Southern Yellow Pine that runs horizontally through the structure. The timber’s seamless lines, coupled with the large glazed sliding doors that frame outdoor views, gives the illusion of spaciousness. The small size of the home, as well as the layout and wheel-chair accessible features, cater to his father’s limited mobility without compromising aesthetics.