Jeff Shelden, an architect and son of a forest ranger, modeled the design of his Montana cabin after a forest service lookout tower. To build the cabin he used wood from an old train trestle, local stone, and reclaimed steel from a nearby farm.
DIY Kit House - The folks at Jamaica Cottage Shop offer kit for Vermont cottage. It takes 2 people hours to construct. Interior can be outfitted a number of ways; add sleeping loft for maximum efficiency. (interior not shown)