The Oregon landscape barely notices this modern, but modest vacation retreat. The rural Neal Creek Reisidence, situated near Hood River, was built with a minimal impact and serves its owners — both windsurfing and snowboarding enthusiasts — as an efficient and earth-friendly retreat that rises to float among the treetops. Designed by architect Paul McKean, the raised home avoids both flooding and brushfires and provides shelter for a large outdoor patio and gear storage. The roof has also been designed for future planting and seeding, which will restore the landscape area lost to the home’s footprint. [via contemporist]