Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, and Glass Siding Material Cement panels painted a plum hue clad Jason Gordon’s 1,157-square-foot cabin in the Ozark Mountains. Architect German Brun and partner Lizmarie Esparza originally specified wood, but opted for the much less expensive material from James Hardie after contractor Damian Fitzpatrick recommended it. “It was an exercise in cost engineering,” Brun says.  Photo 33 of 101 in 101 Best Modern Cabins from How to Build an Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas for just over $118,000