Porter Cottage in Maine by Alex Scott Porter
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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.

Photos by Eirick Johnson.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.