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Back to the Cabin: More Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
     

Back to the Cabin: More Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

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by Dale Mulfinger
 

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A yearning for smaller homes...simpler times! Architect and renowned “cabinologist” Dale Mulfinger rekindles our love of the iconic American cabin in Back to the Cabin. This latest book picks up where his best seller, The Cabin, left off, engaging readers with fresh insights and strategies for designing a

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A yearning for smaller homes...simpler times! Architect and renowned “cabinologist” Dale Mulfinger rekindles our love of the iconic American cabin in Back to the Cabin. This latest book picks up where his best seller, The Cabin, left off, engaging readers with fresh insights and strategies for designing a contemporary cabin with all the charm of yesteryear.

Renewing America’s long love affair with cabins. From rustic bungalows to log cabins, the bare-bones getaway house provides families with a sense of freedom from the everyday and the camaraderie of living close in shared spaces. In stark contrast to today’s hi-tech world, cabin living is uncomplicated and basic – another reason spurring interest in these cozy shelters.

A collection of 37 cabins – all different, all appealing. These cabins recapture an old-world spirit of simple living, when the mudroom was entry enough for all and burning wood was for more than just ambiance. Others are more surprising – the “new” cabin that blends old-time simplicity with modern must-haves, cabins that come packaged as kits, cabins built from recycled materials, and others that are “just for fun.”

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ISBN-13:
9781600855214
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
177,466
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Minnesota architect and renowned "cabinologist" Dale Mulfinger has designed cabins all over North America. Principal emeritus of SALA Architects, he teaches a class on cabin design at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. Dale is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the author of five books, including the best-selling The Cabin and Back to the Cabin, both published by The Taunton Press.

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Back to the Cabin: More Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Back To The Cabin - More Inspiration For The Classic American Get Away Author: Dale Mulfinger Publisher: The Taunton Press, Inc. Published: 10-1-2013 Pages: 256 ISBN: 9781600855214 Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home , Home Improvement & Design , How-to & Home Improvements , Do-It-Yourself How many times have you hiked a mountain trail or a woodland path and come across a cabin and thought "If this was mine I would do .... Many of us do it just some of us look at a city home or apartment, my personal favorite has always been remote, rustic, and country. I have loved the cabin look since I was a child and watched the old westerns like Bonanza. Back to the Cabin is an extensive look at different cabins and how they have been modernized. With bold and beautiful pictures you will fall in love with each and every cabin to be found there. You are shown everything form the rustic getaway to a near palatial cabin. From the purchase through the renovations each cabin transforms itself into the home the owners envisioned. Sometimes it is just a matter of a few adjustments , staining, or just a coat of paint. Then again you might have to gut the inside and start from scratch to better make use of a small space. You will want to visit the cabins just so you can explore and see where they came up with their ideas and maybe get some for yourself. Pick this book celebrating the iconic cabin and it's reemergence as a popular chic getaway. The cabin is more than a fishing or hunting place to get out of the weather. Now it is a home, a retreat, a place to relax and enjoy life while renewing your spirit and Back to the Cabin celebrates this.