A father and son architect team decided to build this tiny getaway cabin on their lake on Lake Superior.








A tiny family getaway on Lake Superior. Photos by Dan Hoffman. Designed by Bill and Daniel Yudchitz of Revelations Architects/Builders.


  • Mike says:

    I’ve seen this one before on one of the architectural blogs. This shelter is pretty adaptable and sleeps four without too much difficulty and more if everyone’s chummy. Aside from the excellent detailing, this structure is a good place to ask what we truly need from a constructed environment. Not much else to append for longer term living. Maybe one of those Little Cod wood stoves with a glass front. Sauna. An old turntable. You get the idea.

  • Carol says:

    I love this! This is totally doable, it is a wonderful use of space and could easily be made into a fulltime living situation with small modifications.

  • Kristina H Nadreau says:

    no. until you have been there you can not possibly know the cold of Lake Superior, in all seasons. This could never be year around living, even with insulation and a kitchen and a bath. sleeping on a wooden floor with no matress???? hahahahahaha This structure is a “tent” for hardy young campers in good weather.

  • Jeff says:

    Incredible design and philosophy. No structure will ever be perfect, but who wouldn’t want this as an escape? Someone will surely knock the ladder, someone will diss the lack of amenities, and someone will surely mock the staged sleeping bag on the wooden floor. But if you consider the owner’s purposes in this shelter, it all falls together nicely. Bravo for taking a risk, building something unique, and for putting plans into action.

  • Doug says:

    I am impressed how the judicious use of exterior cladding, some piping and well finished boards on the ceiling can make a small place looks so classy and contemporary. I guess that’s what sets the architects apart from the rest of us weekend carpenters.

    I also really love tiny homes that build UP instead of out. Why not have three levels and have only a tiny foundation to lay down – makes sense.

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