Modern Off-Grid Signal Shed in Oregon

Sunset has the story on this off-grid, low-impact, affordable shelter built in the wilderness near Joseph, Oregon.  The modern structure of 130 square feet, not counting the deck, was designed by Ryan Lingard and built in a couple weeks for roughly $10,000.  Signal Shed has a wood stove, metal roof, cedar rainscreen, reused windows, portable toilet, and operable shutters.

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Credits: Thomas J. Story.

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  • Chad Ludeman

    Absolutely love these tiny, modern, off-grid cabins. These would kill in the Northeast in areas like the Poconos, Adirondack’s and Finger Lakes. The layout and design of this example is near perfection. Nice work.

  • MrSteve007

    Cool idea, but I see some issues. That slider barn front door, even when shut, must be very, very drafty – it certainly wouldn’t be a place you’d want to stay in the winter. Also, I wouldn’t stack that much wood right next to the fireplace . . . the exposed wood, cedar shed would go up like kindling. And that nice open area below looks like the perfect place for critters to set up home, come winter.

  • Elemental LED

    This is fabulous. But $10k?? Doesn’t look like the insulation matches the price.

  • Diane Tucker

    I am a big believer that less is more, and I’d love to be off the grid and living simply. Thanks for sharing a thought-provoking article. Diane Tucker, Estate Naturalist, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT

  • Anonymous

    Very cool! Love the design. Tiny and great looking. One question though, does anyone know how the opening to the deck opens and closes?

  • Lisa Rousseau

    The little cabin in the woods… love it! This would be perfect for a guest cottage.

  • Anonymous

    The 5 easy steps to being green, creating local jobs, and mitigating the worst effects of climate change and peak oil.

    1) Stop SprawL / Population!!!
    2) R.R.Recycle!
    3) VeganLife!! / ReForest / FoodForest! / VirginForest!!
    4) Wind! / GeoThermal Exchange!! / Solar
    5) Electric &OpenSource: Trains!! / Cars / Media!

  • Energy Conservation

    I love the internt too much to go gridless

  • Energy conservation

    “Sunset has the story on this off-grid, low-impact, affordable shelter built in the wilderness near Joseph, Oregon.”

  • Energy conservation

    Why does most Oregon architecture these days involve shitting in a hole? I’m moving to California.

  • Dbakeca Italia

    good idea

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