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Unconventional Cabin with a Strongly Scandinavian Aesthetic

Unconventional Cabin with a Strongly Scandinavian Aesthetic: Lost Whiskey Cabin

Project: Lost Whiskey project – Unconventional Cabin
Architects: GreenSpur
Location: Delaplane, Virginia, United States
Area: 160 sqft
Year 2018
Photographer: Mitch Allen Photography

Text by GreenSpur: The first iPhone was released in 2007 and in less than 20 years there ain’t much the damn thing won’t do: from ordering pizza, to a real time global news feed, to documenting every inch of our lives all in 4k resolution. I’m addicted; my kids are addicted; and I don’t think it’s all been good for our family. The Lost Whiskey Project is about exploring our personal limits of slowing down and simplifying. It’s about the value of time and experiences over information and accumulation.

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This 160 sq.ft. all concrete structure is one part Scandinavian minimalism and two part Virginia countryside. With a crackling fire that heats the hot tub, solar panels, cisterns, murphy bed, shower and compost toilet this off-grid structure is virtually maintenance free and should look and function the same 100 years from now. But, the secret ingredient is the escape; the trees, a warm blanket, a good book, hopefully a good drink and with any luck a good conversation with a friend or family member. It’s meant to bring out the best versions of ourselves. Who we are after some quality time on the mountain, away from technology – if only for a few days. This unconventional cabin is about rediscovering the lost art of gathering, shelter and nature.

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