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Signal Shed

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Here’s another great little cabin. The Signal Shed, by designer Ryan Lingard, is located overlooking Wallowa Lake and Mount Howard in Eastern Oregon, within walking distance of the Eagle Cap Wilderness Preserve.

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Mount Howard was a summer-time smoke signal point for the Nez Perce tribe, hence its former name, Signal Mountain – and the cabin’s. The cabin, or ‘adventure outpost’ as Lingard calls it, is pretty simple. Built on stilts, it has rain screen and cedar panel shutters to secure it year-round.

When I contacted Ryan to find out whether the Signal Shed was available for rent, he said that it wasn’t. ‘The Signal Shed acts as a wilderness outpost for my fiance and I to explore the surrounding Eagle Cap Wilderness and greater Wallowa County,’ he explained. Having said that, he stressed that the Wallowa Mountains region is ‘a beautiful area that I highly recommend for travel, especially for an outdoor enthusiast. Actually, this is why I built it.’

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For those wanting to replicate the Signal Shed at home or on their own vacation property, Ryan pointed out that he designed it ‘as a structure that can be easily shipped as a prefabricated unit, or, if need be, built on-site. I have a builder that can replicate the Signal Shed structure for distribution and/or I can sell the design drawings to interested parties who wish to hire their own builder.’ View not included. RM

Images: Ryan Lingard

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