Magnificent Mountain Cabin
Designed to tread lightly on the land and with minimal amenities, this family retreat is still built to last.
Two generations of Maggie and Ron’s family live on a rural property in northern Vermont, and it’s not unusual for four generations to visit at a time. This small cabin, located on a remote corner of the family land, is a favorite place for everyone. At times it serves as a guest house for friends, and the couple also hosts parties there. Maggie and Ron are especially pleased that it fulfills their original objective as a private retreat, free from the distractions of the modern world. They envisioned it as a place to take breaks from their busy work lives, where they could curl up with a good book, warm themselves by the woodstove on a cool evening, or just sit and take in the beautiful view.
As purposeful as this all sounds, it was actually a random act of nature that precipitated the cabin’s conception. While working…