This 215 Square-Foot Mossy Cabin In the Woods Is a Cozy Pacific Northwest Getaway

published Nov 2, 2018
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With the abundance of tiny homes cropping up every day, constructing a stand-out residence requires more and more creativity, and designers appear to have an endless supply of it. The latest adorably small house we’re crushing on is this moss-adorned cabin designed by Jacob Witzling, the same builder who had us wanting to permanently camp out in his whimsical tiny house on a truck bed.

One of several breathable structures hand-crafted by Witzling, this cabin’s most noticeable feature is its sustainably harvested moss-covered roof. Supported by chicken wire and metal, the green covering allows the tiny dwelling to effortlessly blend with the forested Pacific Northwest surroundings.

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The home’s octagonal base adds up to a mere 135 square feet. Immediately beneath its pyramid roof lies a cozy 80 square-foot loft space that’s accessible by ladder. Several triangular windows help to illuminate the interior. And down below is the living area that comfortably fits an armchair, a fireplace, and a kitchen area with counter space and shelves.

“I enjoy making permanent structures that complement the environment rather than inserting something completely foreign into the surroundings,” Witzling told Antique Archaeology. “I want these cabins to look like they sprouted from the ground and have been watered like a plant. It’s a home in its home.”

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Obviously, Witzling takes great pride in his nature-friendly cabins. “Perhaps being a second grade teacher and part-time cabin builder for so long has helped me keep a firm hold on optimism and wonder,” Witzling said. “I mean, here I am, untrained, in the deep woods, building a cabin alone out of a mud pit. No matter what, I’m always proud to step back and stand in appreciation of every piece of timber, fiber of moss, and all 300 hours it took to create each cabin.”

See more of Witzling’s glorious projects all over his Instagram feed.