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A Unique Frame Of Mind

The Rolling Huts; designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle, the six huts are grouped as a herd, each with views of the mountains. These “huts” sit lightly on a site located in a flood plain meadow in an alpine valley well known for cross-country skiing and hiking. While remaining low-tech and low-impact in their design, the Rolling Huts get their name from wheels that lift the building above the meadow.

Each hut comes equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave, fireplace and Wi-Fi. There is a sleeping platform perfect for two, and modular furniture in the living area that can be reconfigured to sleep two more. Each hut has an adjacent portable toilet. Full bathrooms and showers are housed in the centrally located barn a short distance away.