We dream of having a place in the woods where we can escape the hum of the city. Nothing fancy, just a place friends and family come together around a fire, sip hot cocoa, and talk the night away. And you know that feeling you get when you see something that makes your dream seem like it could become reality? That’s the feeling we got when we read about the lovingly named “Swamp Thing” hut/cabin featured over at Dwell.

For twenty years the structure’s design languished unbuilt but in the summer of 2008 Keith Moskow and Robert Linn, two Boston architects, decided they finally had the right spot to make it a reality. With only one-eighth of an acre of buildable land and the help of some friends, they built the 580-square-foot structure for only $7,500 in materials. The result is just the kind of escape that we’ve been dreaming of.

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