Design idea, How to build an A-frame. Whether you’re looking to build a rustic retreat or the off-grid home you’ve long dreamed about, the A-frame cabin offers a simple, incredibly sturdy and comparatively low-cost option. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.
A green roof, or 'living roof' really helps regulate the temperature of a house or building, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. You can even graze your goats on them! Indeed: goats can climb ladders, they are quite agile!
What a great sense of proportional architecture. I love the broken angled lines of the structure are great for a stylized mini village look - perhaps an "Into the Woods" or other fairy tale setting- BJP perfect as a play house in the back for the kids
Jeff Shelden, an architect and son of a forest ranger, modeled the design of his Montana cabin after a forest service lookout tower. To build the cabin he used wood from an old train trestle, local stone, and reclaimed steel from a nearby farm.