Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, and Green Roof Material “There had been two or three primitive cabins on the property in the past, which resulted in a clearing that we utilized for the site,” Joseph Herrin says. “This allowed us to avoid any further tree removal for construction, and provided an opportunity to begin to restore that portion of the property with native landscaping.”  Photo 5 of 101 in 101 Best Modern Cabins from San Juan Islands Residence