Oxbow on the Crum

Student-built 10×10 Oxbow Cabin offers views of Crum Woods

Titled as the “Oxbow on the Crum,” this tiny 10-by-10-feet cabin is a unique addition to Swarthmore College campus in Pennsylvania. The Oxbow Cabin has been built by a student Jonathan Molloy for his senior year thesis. He constructed this cabin on a fallen tree branch, bringing eco-conscious architectural expression to the campus site.

Being perched on the top of a hill, overlooking the Crum Woods and Creek, the tiny treehouse boasts a slanted roof and has ample windows to offer views on three sides. It is made out of reclaimed wood sourced from the old squash courts before the Matchbox field-house in Swarthmore. On the other hand, slate on the roof came from the college store of old materials and past projects.

Molloy, along with a few student volunteers and facilities staff at Swarthmore, had constructed this cabin next to The Matchbox. So, students can get a tranquil space to enjoy the beauty of Crum Woos. This cabin is perfect for a single student to admire the beauty of nature.

Celebrating nature with the eco-friendly method of construction, the student pad shows how reclaimed materials from past projects can be put into practical use. Sadly, some part of this amazing space was damaged in a storm. Hopefully, future projects in the campus will also be cultivated around such environmentally-friendliness.

Oxbow on the Crum

Made from reclaimed wood and slates from past projects

Oxbow on the Crum

Oxbow on the Crum Cabin by Jonathan Molloy

Oxbow on the Crum

The cabin has windows on three side to enjoy views of Crum Woods

Via: TheDaily

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