This Little Cabin With Living Roof Is An Impressive Design Studio

Cabin with living roof

Every so often we come across designers who flawlessly actualize the vision so many of us hold of the perfect off grid cabin. This little cabin with a living roof from David Coulson Design is an excellent example of that. It mixes salvaged and new elements into a stunning Japanese-style design.

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

Built on his property on Vancouver Island, Coulson uses the cabin as a design studio. Not a bad place to work, right?? From outside, two unique features immediately draw your attention: the living roof and the salvaged iron staircase leading up to it.

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

The 900 square foot roof is planted with a variety of vegetation surrounding a serene seating area. Water runoff is designed to trickle down several recycled log boom chains around the perimiter to the potted bamboo plants below.

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

The cabin itself is constructed from Douglas fir beams taken off the property. These make up the main components of the studio and are visible inside as well as out. Many large windows throughout the cabin bring the outdoors in to this comfortable living space.

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design
Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

The kitchen is finished with gorgeous black granite countertops and vertical grain bamboo cabinets. These, in addition to the shoji screens throughout the home, add to the Japanese-inspired ambience of the space.

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design
Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

As you can see, this little cabin holds all the essentials for comfortable living. While it makes an envy-worthy workspace, it is perfectly suitable as a full-time residence for off grid and cabin enthusiasts.

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design
Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

The floor to ceiling windows provide 360-degree views of a forest of green. The studio’s small footprint, living roof, and plantings around the cabin blend it seamlessly into the landscape. It truly is picture perfect, don’t you think?

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

Visit David Coulson Design Studio to see more of this impressive studio and to see Coulson’s other projects and green building initiatives. This one has definitely earned itself a spot on our list of favorites!

Cabin with living roof
© David Coulson Design

 

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Cabin with living roof