Check out the pool/water tank from this cabin by Olle Lundberg of Lundberg Design. It’s the perfect example of how a little elbow grease and a lot of creative thinking (and, uh, also some money) can make a delightful weekend home.
…Aside from his original purchase, his only cost was materials, which came to about $150,000, Mr. Lundberg said; to have the cabin built would have cost roughly $750,000, he estimated.
Mr. Lundberg has built most of the cabin himself, but his staff has contributed plenty of work. Three or four times a year, Mr. Lundberg holds “building parties,” in which employees help Mr. Lundberg with tasks like pouring the foundation, putting up wood framing and installing windows.
It may sound like forced labor, but it’s accompanied by kegs of beer and golf outings, and Mr. Lundberg and Ms. Breuer make the cabin available to employees when they aren’t using it. - Raul A. Barreneche
(I think I’ve spied that interior fireplace/living room in one of DWR‘s product placement shots too…but I can’t remember which one)