The Hermitage

This home was built for Transfigurtion Monastery in New York State. This community combines both life in community and also a greater opportunity for silence and solitude. One sister lives in the Hermitage, allowing her greater time for meditation and prayer. The Hermitage consists of a very nice kitchen, full bath, closet for water heater and a combination living and sleeping area.

You might wonder why a log home and why red. The main monastery building is a large traditional log home, which was painted red to avoid the freequent applications of wood preservative every few years. The community chose to build the Hermitage in a modular style and paint it to match the monastery building.

The Hermitage, located in Windsor, NY

Client Testimonial

Our community built an additional hermitage with a building custom designed by A+ Modular Log Homes. We belong to a congregation within the Benedictine Order called the Camaldolese. Our way of monastic life incorporates both life in community along with greater possibility for silence and solitude, therefore, each sister is provided a “hermitage” – a small cottage.

Our hermitage is roughly 30 feet by 13.5 feet and includes a bathroom, a small kitchen area and a large living room with space for a bed and study area. Every effort was made to accommodate our plans in the planning stage – for which we are grateful to A+ Modular Log Homes. We were attracted to this modular log home type because it matches almost perfectly our original buildings which are built with log siding. The new hermitage blends very well with our Monastery and six room guesthouse. The quality of construction and care for detail that A+ Modular provided impressed us. The building was easily put on site. A number of our friends and guests are very impressed with the building.

Sister Mary Donald Corcoran, O.S.B., cam., prioress