The Matchbox House's exterior is divided into distinctive quadrants of cedar planks and fiber-cement siding. It is insulated with a combination of closed-cell spray foam, cellulose, and foam board.
Much of the wood used on the interior was sustainably grown and harvested to achieve Forest Stewardship Council ceritification, including cabinetry, stairs, closets, flooring, and doors.
Hot water is supplied by a Rinnai on-demand hot water heater with compact distribution and a central manifold.
The house, seen here from the back, sits on a concrete plinth to reinforce the idea of a small house placed in the woods.