When we received the August issue of Sunset Magazine in the mail the other day, an article featuring this 130 square foot cabin made us re-evaluate the concept of building a vacation home on a budget. Mariah Morrow and Ryan Lingard make it look so accessible, easy and ideal. Take a look at their tiny affordable retreat in the wilderness of Eastern Oregon. Bet you'll want one too!
The Signal Shed was designed by Ryan Lingard and Greg Morrow and Sons, Inc. It gets its name from the location formerly being a smoke signal point for the Nez Perce tribe. It was designed to be affordable, low impact and practical. They used reclaimed windows, adding operable shutters to close up the place when they are away. There is a wood stove, rain screen, sliding barn door, portable toilet and lofted sleeping area. From the deck they can take in views of Wallowa Lake. The total with the land was $57K. The cabin itself only cost about $10,000 to construct. You can read the story over at Sunset.
Images: Thomas J. Story for Sunset