Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson

Dec 29, 2015

Category: Living

You would think that a cabin in the woods that has been remodeled four times since its original creation, like the Longbranch Cabin has been, would be structurally unsound. But the bunk house, designed by Jim Olson from Olson Kundig Architects, is holding strong.

The Puget Sound-set cabin sits at just 14-square foot, and it has been expanded numerous times spanning six decades. Originally built in 1959, this bunk house saw remodels in 1981, 1997, 2003, and then again in 2014. Each time, the original structure was used and simply expanded upon, with its owner building around trees instead of chopping those trees down. The result is a series of boxes that are unified under a single roof, yet somehow, it all looks to be in uniform. Throughout the mini house, you’ll find the same plywood sheathing and fir flooring as you would in any of the cabin’s other rooms.

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