The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

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Taunton Press, Apr 1, 2003 - Architecture - 250 pages
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"The Cabin is our heart's retreat" write the authors, and what a wonderful place to escape to.

Building on the theory that less is more, The Cabin takes this idyllic retreat from mind's eye to reality--with striking photographs and ample charm.

In this one-of-a-kind book, you'll discover an amazing array of design styles and materials -- from sticks and stones to sheet metal and glass. You'll find 37 inspirational cabins from all over the country showing how people are building, reclaiming and transforming this unique American dwelling. The Cabin celebrates the appeal of this unique form or retreat, providing inspiration and practical ideas for realizing your own cabin dream.

Based on design, shape, age and material, the cabins are divided into four distinct styles: rustic, traditional, modern and transformed. Whatever the style, each is a classic American getaway. The Cabin features:

  • 37 inspirational cabins from around all over the country.
  • Nearly 250 photographs and 50 illustrations
  • Detailed descriptions, site plans, and floor plans

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User Review  - chsbellboy - LibraryThing

Eye candy that is, as claimed, "inspiration" for having a cabin some day. If this book doesn't leave you wishing you had a remote retreat to which you can escape, something is wrong. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathie H - Goodreads

You should just go out & buy this one. I know I'll turn to this book repeatedly just to daydream. Nice source section in the back so you can just order your cabin kit. ;-) The only thing I would ask ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Dale Mulfinger is a principle of SALA Architects Inc., of Minneapolis, Stillwater, and Excelsior, Minnesota. He is an adjunct architecture professor at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches a class on cabin design. Mulfinger has designed homes and cabins throughout North and South America and is the author of "The Cabin" (The Taunton Press, 2001).

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