Taylor Smyth Architects Sunset Cabin

I spotted this on materialicious and just had to share it with you.

To me this this is a 275 square foot cabin, built for relaxation and enjoyment of the nature around it.

Located on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Canada, it features a single room. The home owners originally planed to build a main home up above it on a hill. After completing the home and living in it for a while they decided they preferred the small, peaceful cabin.

The cabin features a green roof, a wood burning stove, and horizontal cedar slats that open and allow light and a view.

This has been my dream and is what originally prompted me to start the tiny house blog. A cabin in the mountains by a lake. Cool to see someone living my dream.

Visit the Taylor Smyth site.

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by Kent Griswold (Tiny House Blog)

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Kerri - September 9, 2009 Reply

Love that view from the bedroom!

April - September 9, 2009 Reply

I wish I could see (or read about) more of the green roof. We’re still trying to figure out the best way of doing that.

Houses in lake view | Lake Properties and Houses - September 9, 2009 Reply

[…] Taylor Smyth Architects Sunset Cabin | Tiny House Blog… and horizontal cedar slats that open and allow light and a view. This has been my dream and is what originally prompted me to start the tiny house blog. A cabin in the mountains by a lake. Cool to see someone living my dream. …  read more… […]

Greg M - September 11, 2009 Reply

Love it overall, although I think green roofs are silly.

Randy - September 12, 2009 Reply

Greg M … why do you think green roofs are silly? I don’t have an opinion one way or another so I’m interested to hear the reasons behind your opinion, if you don’t mind sharing them. Thanks!

Hope Henry - July 24, 2010 Reply

Since I am commenting almost a year after your comments, I hope this info gets to those of you who are interested in green roofs. They are very energy-efficient and low maintenance, if you choose plants that do not have to be mowed and that are drought resistant.
Rob Roy, of cordwood building fame, has had a green roof for about thirty years, with only one leak…he said it was very simple to fix…you locate the leak, peel back the soil, clean the area and patch it, then put the sod back…
He has a book for a tiny cordwood house, which gives details on what is required for green roof construction, and how to do it using less soil if you have a roof that is not framed with really heavy timber. Link:
http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/cordwood.htm

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