We’re going small this week, with a tiny cabin nestled into a lush second growth forest on a bluff in Seabeck, a former mill town on Hood Canal, Washington. The tiny cabin was built over an existing 20′ x 20′ foundation, with the new two-story structure offering 1,140 square feet of living space.
Visitors approach the site from the south, with a porch canopy marking the entry and framing the view of the canal below. Windows dominate the north and west elevations, pulling the landscape and distant view into the home.
Oxidized black cedar and blackened cement infill panels clad the exterior—and I so love a black house—while lightly painted panels and soft pine plywood are used to brighten the interior. On the sunny western corner of the house a large patio reaches out into the landscape and serves as a jumping off point to the trail system wandering down to the water’s edge.
It's a tiny house, to be sure, but the views through the windows make it a much larger living experience.
Now, if it only had a 7,000-bottle wine cellar.