Signal Shed

I spotted this on materialicious the other day. It’s a cabin in Oregon. The designer, Ryan Lingard, actually calls it an adventure outpost, which has a nice ring to it too. I just have no idea how an adventure outpost differs from a cabin but it does sound like fun.

There are a few things I really like about the signal shed. The first is it’s modern design which seems to be uncommon among tiny houses. Its shape is a simple rectangular shed but the front porch is cut-out from the otherwise rectangular box. This provides a nice semi-protected exterior space and breaks up the otherwise plain shape. To top it off a large door can roll open to bring the outside in. For those nights and days when this is not ideal the large door can be closed.

The other thing I like is how it has been designed to be secure while the owner is away. Notice that the small windows are hidden behind the wall slats on the side and back walls. The windows also seem like they would also be too small to climb through even if the exterior siding were cut or removed. All this adds up to an aesthetically pleasing design that is secure without overtly looking fortified. Photo credit to Ryan Lingard.

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