The December/January issue of Dwell featured this cute 320-square-foot cabin on an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine.

Designed by Alex Scott Porter, it an off-the-grid cozy writer’s retreat that features lots of eco-friendly goodness including a graywater system, solar panels, passive solar heating and cooling, a solar refrigerator originally designed for keeping medical supplies cold in Sub-Saharan Africa, rainwater catchment, and a composting toilet. A small screened porch, a storage closet and the composting toilet room add another 160 square feet to the cabin. What a great place to cozy up with a good book, a cup of hot chocolate, and an oversized sweater.

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter in architecture  Category

Photos by Eirick Johnson.