Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine The two new cabins, also by Jensen & Skodvin Architects, are built on a steep hillside. They are held aloft by narrow steel rods and clad in a lumber stained to blend into the natural surroundings.  Photo 10 of 10 in 11 Hillside Homes That Feature a Balancing Act With Nature from Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway