Mt. Adams Teahouse is a private experience for those seeking a moment of respite and serenity. Built in the style of a Kyoto foothill retreat, the engawa is a signature feature. The location, just outside of White Salmon, WA, in Husum is a closely guarded secret. The Teahouse is not for rent, but special guests are invited at no cost. This hand-built glass-and-steel structure is meant as a place to revitalize the soul and inspire creativity. Repurposing materials is at the center of this project! That’s where the Portland Region ReStores come into play.
One of the more recent additions to the Mt. Adams Teahouse is a backyard mountainside cinema. Utilizing some extra light-gauge-steel floating floors they didn’t need for the roof deck, they made a backyard movie theatre akin to the shown “people’s cinema” from the Museum Salzburger Kunstverein. The design is a “clam shell with gills” in order to allow stadium seating with a breeze. The space doubles as a mountain view — and sleeps 2-3! The gorgeous picture window was found at the ReStore for only $20.
Thank you Charles for supporting Habitat for Humanity through the ReStore, and sharing with us about the Mt. Adams Teahouse. Follow the Mt. Adam Teahouse on Instagram.