Signal Shed

July 28th, 2010

Mariah Morrow and her partner Architect Ryan Lingard built their own cabin deep in the woods. The most inspiring part is they did it for around $57,000 including land!

The Signal shed is only 130 square feet and sits near Wallowa lake in Oregon (about 6 hours from Portland).

The cabin is completely off the grid with no running water and is heated by a wood stove that they found on Craigslist.

Cedar siding wraps around the cabin and is accompanied by recycled windows and a metal roof. The cabin sits on a platform to minimize the impact of the site. The material costs were around $10,000 and although there was 2 years of planning that went into the cabin. It was built in only 2 weeks with help from family and friends.

“We don’t think of this as a vacation house. Wherever else we live, this will always be home.”

You can get your own Signal Shed by following this link

via Sunset

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  1. Wow. That’s great. A little too rustic for my pansiness, but lovely.
    Can’t help but notice the house sitting on top of that stump – Ha! Minimize the impact to the site, oh, except for that little guy. Like the witch’s ruby-slippered-feet sticking out from Dorothy’s house. #nojudgment #kidding!

  2. Amazing.. I’m always blown away when something as modern and stylish as this can be made on such a small budget.

    It definitely gives me hope for my future “in the woods” retirement build.


    29 Jul 10 at 10:42 am

  3. I really like the bed in the first photo. I’m actually surprised at how endearing I find this cottage, given my predilection towards electricity and running water.


    29 Jul 10 at 11:34 am

  4. There is a window on the first photo (on the left) and 6th, but magically disappeared on 2nd and 3rd?


    29 Jul 10 at 7:54 pm

  5. I think the disappearing window is behind the sliding door…


    30 Jul 10 at 12:20 pm

  6. The window is being covered by the large sliding door on the porch.


    30 Jul 10 at 1:16 pm

  7. The window is blocked on the 2nd and 3rd picture by the large door which slides open and closed. When it’s open, you see the chairs on the right side, but not the window. When it’s closed, you see the window, but cannot see the chairs inside.


    30 Jul 10 at 1:40 pm

  8. So inspiring!! My husband and I have a couple of vintage Airstreams on 100 acres up near Bancroft Ontario, but now we’re really dying for our own little modern custom cottage with a Scandinavian vibe…Love the plywood! But upgrading to running water will be a must when we build something permanent, no running water after a week in the bush is no fun!


    6 Aug 10 at 8:13 am

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