The Sol Duc Cabin is a Low-Maintenance House in Washington State

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jul 15, 2014 • References: olsonkundigarchitects and design-milk
This compact, low-maintenance house is located in a woodsy area on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, the Sol Duc Cabin was built as a low-maintenance retreat for a client that likes to fly-fish. Designed by Tom Kundig, of Olson Kundig Architects, the steel-clad cabin is 350-square feet and sits upon stilts, helping to protect the structure from occasion floods.

When there's a storm or when the owner isn't there, the compact cabin can be completely closed up for safe keeping. A massive panel slides to reveal floor-to-ceiling windows hidden behind it. A cantilevered roof protects the interior and deck form the sun. The steel deck makes way for views of the river. There are two floors inside: a living space down below and sleeping loft above.