False Bay Writer’s Cabin





A 500 square feet writer’s retreat on San Juan Island, Washington with retractable decks that serve as shutters when not in use. Photos by Tim Bies. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects.

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  • Reply Yojimbo January 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    So the patios are drawbridges that can be withdrawn to close the place up like a box?

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  • Reply Lisa January 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I’d never get anything written with all of those windows. I’d be too busy communing with Nature.

    • Reply Linda January 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      I really like the style. What about the big question. Cost? Thanks.

  • Reply Linda January 16, 2014 at 3:26 am

    I could finish my book and enjoy nature at the same time. This house is just what I’d love to have and the retractable decks/shutters are amazing! I’d love to have the floor plan and estimated costs as I plan to downsize this year.

  • Reply Brooke January 16, 2014 at 4:07 am

    How does the ..drawbridge work?

  • Reply Trish January 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Wow – this is a lot of living in only 500 sq ft. Absolutely love it!

  • Reply Kabz April 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Fantastic. What more can one need when the space outside is all one can ever dream off.

  • Reply Mary Kay Rackley May 15, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Love it!!!!! How does the drawbridge work? Would like to build one on a island in charleston sc.. Love it!!!!

  • Reply matthew messina May 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I am very interested in the writer’s cabin . Where can it be built? and what are to approximate cost
    to built this cabin?

  • Reply Cliff June 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Awesome little cabin. I’d live in it full time. Just me and my dog living a minimalist life.

  • Reply Sandra Witty February 24, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    False Bay Writers Cabin: please give me the price exactly as it looks on your site. Thanks, sandra

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