Design & Style

How Much Cabin Do You Really Need?

The trend: Living large on a small footprint

By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: December 17, 2010
This Saratoga Cottage was designed for a working couple without children. It sits on a fully wooded island site. While the main cottage has only one bedroom, a separate guest cottage – 20 feet away from the main cottage – offers a second bedroom and bath.
Photo by Kate Loudon

Nature lovers out there: Remember when it was a good thing to “take only pictures and leave only footprints?” In this age of green-speak, many cabin enthusiasts are aiming to tread lightly and lessen their impact on the land, water and the natural surroundings that make cabin living so special.

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