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north woods, maine

This diminutive one-room cabin sits remotely in the woods, used by the occasional visitor in search of solitude.  It simply but nobly provides basic amenities for a day of writing, a late-afternoon tumbler of whiskey, or an occasional overnight stay.  More than a tent and less than a house, it is designed to be used during seasons when a roaring fire in the fireplace is enough to keep its guests warm.  In counterpoint to its small footprint is its lofty ceiling, and we drew from descriptions of Thoreau’s cabin in the woods and early 20th-century rusticator camps for design inspiration.  It is traditionally built from reclaimed oiled heart pine, a material we appreciate for its patina, sustainability, and integrity. 

    Photography © Rob Karosis