Exterior, House Building Type, Cabin Building Type, Shed RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, and Wood Siding Material While it was tempting to embed the cabin into the hillside, Balance Associates sought a smarter solution. By elevating the project on two concrete walls, the clients could avoid a costly foundation, improve their view of the landscape, and stay above the thick winter snowfall.  Photo 42 of 101 in 101 Best Modern Cabins from Simple Cabin Embraces Its Mountain Setting