Jacob Witzling’s Off-Grid Cabins
“I started building cabins because, like lots of kids, I loved forts and Ewoks,” says Witzling, who recalls being captivated by his architect and engineer father’s favorite book, Handmade Houses: A Guide to the Woodbutcher’s Art. “I always wanted to live in a cool-looking fairy tale house, like a hobbit. I read that as a kid, and imagined living in one of those houses myself someday. I would gaze at the pictures from inside my blanket fort, and daydream about building one of my own. The uniqueness and zero restriction of the handmade home is what inspires me to create these livable sculptures from sustainable and local materials.