Just a few miles from Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State is one of the most adorable cabins you’ll ever come across. Ryan and Valeria of Packwood, Washington renovated this beautiful, simple cabin and transformed it into a cozy, retreat away from the city.
At 800-square-feet, this incredible A-frame, named the Little Owl Cabin, is completely surrounded by lush, dense old-growth forest.
The cabin serves as a second home for Ryan, his wife Valerie, and their dog Emily, although they do rent it out as well. It’s just 2.5 hours from Seattle and the same distance from Portland, yet once here, you feel like you’re a world away from anyone or anything else.
The living space takes full advantage of the A-frame architecture leaving the ceilings tall and open.
The couple has plenty of room to relax and unwind with a white sofa on one end of the room, two reading chairs, and a lounge bench/daybed. The colorful dhurrie rug is the last thing they bought to complete the look of their home.
On the other side of the great room, you can find Ryan and Valerie’s dining area.
Keeping things humble and simple, the couple opted for a wood table with white chairs for their small dining space. There is a television for entertaining and woodstove at the far end of the room to heat the entire home.
Upstairs, is the Little Owl Cabin’s sleeping loft. It features two twin beds that can be pushed together to form a king.
The loft also happens to be Ryan’s favorite room. “We wake up in the morning to breathtaking views of the forest on either side. It feels a little like waking up in a treehouse,” he told Apartment Therapy.
Downstairs, you’ll find the bedroom which boasts a twin bunk bed with queen underneath.
“Spend 5-10 minutes to learn your lighting basics, then go change your light bulbs. Lumens and kelvins sound highly technical, but they’re actually really simple concepts to understand and apply, to glorious effect,” Ryan said, offering his advice to anyone thinking about doing a renovation.
Storage is limited in the cabin and it’s the one thing that Ryan and Valerie which they had more of.
“More storage would be great. These A-frames weren’t built for long-term living. We’ve added a built-in daybed to accommodate more stuff, and will probably build a few more this year,” he added.
Even though you’re in the middle of the forest, doesn’t mean there’s a lack of things to do.
The Little Owl Cabin has the television and plenty of books inside the home for entertainment, and outside, you can find a firepit with log seats in the front yard, as well as a cedar soaking tub on the deck in the backyard. What else could you possibly need?
Ryan and Valerie are happy to rent out the Little Owl Cabin and you can learn more about their property on their website, the Little Owl Cabin Instagram, or their Facebook page.
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Source: Apartment Therapy