Benjamin Chun describes himself as a teacher, DJ and citizen.
He’s also a pretty damn good photographer.
I came across a few of his photos of a friend’s cabin on Flickr recently and wanted to share them with you.
This cabin is a great example of small footprint design.
Chun says that the owner isn’t available for comment or interview though. I’d love to show you more of the inside, but unfortunately you’ll just have to use your imagination 🙂
It’s owned by a friend who’s not really available for public contact. The idea was to augment a piece of agricultural land with an accessory building to secure tools, to provide shelter from the rain, and to aesthetically enhance the surroundings. A friend of the owner developed with him some exterior sketches, and a carpenter worked out the structural matters on the fly, adhering to building code.
There are no blueprints, alas. The siding and the deck are redwood, the trim and the bench are cedar. The clerestory windows came from a custom shop, the other windows and the doors are stock, the double door is assembled using full-length hinges. The inside is unfinished.
When I was in college and feeling ‘stuck’ I would dream about playing Henry David Thoreau and moving to a cabin in the woods. I used to look up ranch properties in Montana and Colorado on the Internet.
Did you ever do the same? It’s nice to look, even if you’re not quite in the position to make the move.
Here’s the spectacular view from the cabin:
And another shot of the front of the cabin. You can just peek inside through the front door.
What do you think of this cabin in the woods? How would you use a space like this? Maybe as an artist’s studio, for writing, or just for relaxing?
Photos credit: Ben Chun