This 3m x 4m oak framed woodland cabin is a flexible outdoor space for socialising and sleeping. We constructed this cabin from wind-fallen oak from the same woodland, which feels very special.
A woodland cabin: the oak framing process
Wind fallen oak was taken from this client’s private woodland and the cabin was designed around the timber that was available – with sizes of logs dictating the size of the structure. We took a mobile saw mill into the woods and converted the timber into beams, flooring and cladding.
Sustainability and low carbon building
Turning an oak tree that had naturally reached the end of its life into this magical little cabin on site was really special. This really is sustainability at its simplest. The client also sourced reclaimed doors and windows, meaning the whole structure really is low-carbon building at its best.
The sawdust generated from beaming up the timber went back into the woodland it came from. This will provide lovely woody waste for wildlife, and eventually rot down to provide nutrients for future trees. If you’re using ‘woody waste’ for gardening, the RHS; Royal Horticultural Society, have some top tips for green fingers.
If you have a small project in mind, we’d love to chat it through – Jonny is on 07985410476. Dens, cabins, woodland shelters and tree houses are our favourite type of project.
We can also help to recommend any extras, including the perfect log-burner for those autumn and winter evenings. Cabins can be year round hideaways.