This creative home, tucked away in the woods near Hocking Hills State Park, was brought to life by a young couple from Columbus–Emily and Seth. It had always been Seth’s dream to create a home from shipping containers, and he and Emily loved the Hocking Hills area for hiking, camping and exploring. So when they found a 18.5-acre plot of land that was perfect for the project, they started work.
Building the cabin, they say, took “seven months of blood, sweat, tears, early mornings, late nights, help from family and friends, and three shipping containers”. But we think it was well worth the effort.
Today, it’s a getaway in the woods that’s surprisingly spacious, sleeping up to eight guests, with two full bathrooms. The interiors are clean and carefully planned to offer maximum comfort.
But it’s the outside spaces we love – the first-floor wraparound deck that extends the living space outside, and the rooftop patio overlooking the ravine. It’s accessed from the upper level by a really unique rolling glass garage door or via the spiral staircase that connects the bottom and top decks. It’s the place to sunbathe, stargaze or sip a cocktail slowly as the sun goes down.
And of course, we have to mention the six-person hot tub, perched on a promontory at the edge of the deck — the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the local trails.
This cabin rental in Ohio is a different take on cabin life that highlights both sustainability and the best of modern design. To read an interview with the owners, please visit our Journal here.