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.

Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson 1

Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson 2

Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson 3

Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson 4

Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson 5

Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson 6

Longbranch Cabin by Jim Olson 7

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

Carroll Shelby's Own Long Lost Mustangs Were Used To Make These REC Watches

A piece of American automotive history you can wear on your wrist.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

This EV Catamaran Concept Houses Two Electric Motorcycles In Its Rear Hulls

The ultimate ocean-going vessel for motorcycle and yacht enthusiasts.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Zaha Hadid Is Actually Building This Futuristic Tower At China’s Shenzhen Bay

It's being built to serve both businesses and individuals alike.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

TruckHouse’s Rugged BCT Camper Is A ‘Race Yacht Built On A Trophy Truck’

A 21' luxury camper constructed atop a Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro platform.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021

Featured Image

Patriot Campers Unveils A Rugged Off-Road Toy Hauler & Basecamp Rig Lineup

With well-appointed accommodations for dirtbikes, UTVs, and four adults.

Posted By

Jan 12, 2021

Featured Image

This 82′ Amphibious Hybrid Superyacht Can Cruise In Luxury On Sea Or Land

Carbon fiber and forged steel solar superyacht with true go-anywhere capabilities.

Posted By

Jan 11, 2021