I don’t believe architectural beauties in Montana and Idaho get enough credit. This particular cabin is owned by my good friend Ian Matteson’s family friends Jeff & Lois Sheldon. It came to fruition in 1993 when their neighbor deeded 113 acres of land to the Sheldon’s for $2.
A small cabin was already on the land, but at the base of the canyon. The new cabin was to be built further up the mountain to feel as if it was a lookout. I’ve been to quite a few lookouts growing up and I would agree that they are quite amazing—scary at times, but nevertheless amazing.
The cabin is powered by two fifty-watt photovoltaic panels that provide direct power to outlets, lights and the well pump. They also power things like a stereo, running water in the sink and even a wood-fired hot tub.
Photos by Lois Shelden.