'From ruggedly rustic to light-filled luxury to pronto prefab, Mulfinger provides detailed floor plans and site illustrations that set this book apart from your average 'pretty house pictures' book.'
- Meg White, National Association of Realtors website, Realtor.org
“Celebrate the spirit of cabin living with this stunning collection of 37 cabins.”
- Cabin Life Magazine
'Back To The Cabin, with its lavish photos (250+) and illustrations, is eye candy for anyone who has grown weary of the city and longs for a simple life of smooth river stones, rough-hewn logs, and warm, flickering lights.'
- Lee Wallender, Guide to Home Renovations, About.com
A yearning for smaller homes...simpler times! Architect and renowned “cabinologist” Dale Mulfinger rekindles our love of the iconic American cabin in Back to the Cabin. This latest book picks up where his best seller, The Cabin, left off, engaging readers with fresh insights and strategies for designing a contemporary cabin with all the charm of yesteryear.
Renewing America’s long love affair with cabins. From rustic bungalows to log cabins, the bare-bones getaway house provides families with a sense of freedom from the everyday and the camaraderie of living close in shared spaces. In stark contrast to today’s hi-tech world, cabin living is uncomplicated and basic – another reason spurring interest in these cozy shelters.
A collection of 37 cabins – all different, all appealing. These cabins recapture an old-world spirit of simple living, when the mudroom was entry enough for all and burning wood was for more than just ambiance. Others are more surprising – the “new” cabin that blends old-time simplicity with modern must-haves, cabins that come packaged as kits, cabins built from recycled materials, and others that are “just for fun.”
About the author Architect Dale Mulfinger has designed cabins all over North America. A principal of SALA Architects, he teaches a class on cabin design at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture.
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Table Of Contents Introduction: Getting Away from It All
Memories of Yesteryear
Parks and Rec Redo
Her Dream/His Enchantment
Add and Upgrade
Access to Water
Subtract and Add
Prepackaged and Gift-Wrapped
The Well-Contain(er)ed Cabin
A Kernel Idea
Step Lightly on the Land
Earth and Sky
Just for the Fun of It
Base Camp for Fun
A Work in Progress
Light and Air
One Big Room
Intro No ISBN 978-1-60085-521-4 Video No Author Dale Mulfinger Publication Year 2013 Dimensions 9 1/2 x 10 Pages 256 Photo 339 Drawings 65 Other Formats 77657 Cover Hardcover Format Hardcover
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