Lake Effect: A Minnesota Cabin Renovation Creates an Earth-Friendly Home

A homeowner’s deep commitment to understanding the materials she uses— where they come from and how they’re made—makes all the difference.

Medora Woods’s cabin lies in a forest near Tofte, Minnesota, on the edge of Lake Superior. The cabin embodies the ecology and cultural history of the land, as well as with Medora’s commitment to treading lightly on the environment. This sitting area on an outside deck yields a grand view across the Great Lake and a visual meeting of land, water, and sky.
Photography By Terrence Moore