Nestled into the hillside of a new regional park, three new camper cabins—built by county employees with the aid of high school students in a vocational training program—weave their way into a stand of pine trees. Built on concrete piers to minimize the impact on the surrounding wilderness, these beautifully detailed cabins hover between 14 and 16 ft above grade with trees almost at arms-reach, creating privacy and intimacy with the natural environment. Above the foundation, each structure is comprised of a red cedar glulam chassis, cedar and pine framing, and red cedar cladding. Dark cedar shingles on the exterior blend seamlessly with the beauty of the pine forest, while the interior is stained naturally to create an immersive warm environment. For this project, the beauty of wood was complemented by its sustainability, cost efficiency and ease of construction. The three 307-sf cabins were completed in 2014 for a combined construction cost of $225,000.