Bill Yudchitz, and his son, Daniel – both professional architects – designed and build this tiny off-grid cabin on 2.78 acres overlooking Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior. It’s called Nest, a low-cost 325-square-foot green retreat that uses sustainable technology such as solar lanterns and rainwater collection that feeds a sand-filtered cistern. It took about a year to build, working weekends.
They used reclaimed materials from other projects to keep costs down and used a simple pier foundation instead of a perimeter foundation. Inside the house is split into three vertical zones. The first level is multifunctional and features transforming furniture made from birch plywood.
A ladder leads to a small sleeping loft. Climbing still higher you’ll find a rooftop observation space, accessed by a ladder. There is no plumbing, a dry-flush toilet and water jug takes their place.
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