Above: Designer Scott Newkirk’s off-the-grid, 300-square-foot cabin in Sullivan County, New York, features this rustic sleeping porch for guests (via NY Magazine). No air conditioning required.
The elements include a slatted bench, Kuba fabric pillows, a striped cotton dhurrie, and simple cots. The excellent blog Fibercopia features a source for Kuba pillows: Haba Na Haba, which offers a huge selection of handmade pillow covers made from natural-dyed raffia adorned with flat-weave appliques. Though not cheap, all sales benefit AIDS-affected youth in Tanzania; prices range from $64.95 to $89.95.
Above: Each pillow is 100 percent natural; the handwoven raffia is dyed with mud, vegetables, or color from the camwood tree.
Above: For the camping purist, the Olive Drab Canvas and Wood cot is $59.12 at School Uniforms.
Visit Remodelista to recreate the rest of Newkirk’s sleeping porch.