Cabins

Get back to basics with these features on modern cabins. Whether you’re interested in renting one for the weekend or dreaming of moving into a tree house, explore these homes and get in touch with your earthy side.

Budget Breakdown: A DIY Builder Creates an Off-Grid Cabin in Canada for $22K
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Builder Creates an Off-Grid Cabin in Canada for $22K
Perched on a cliff above the North Saskatchewan River, this 240-square-foot family retreat soaks up jaw-dropping views.
By Jessica Dailey - 5 days ago
A Designer Builds a Scandinavian-Inspired Sauna That Floats Off the Maine Coast
In a break from his regular programming, lighting designer Brendan Ravenhill crafted a love letter to New England’s functional but cozy architecture.
A Tiny Glass Cabin Perches for Wilderness Views in Remote Finland
A glass-and-steel retreat in Finnish Lapland is designed to bring its owner as close to nature as possible.
A New Prefab Company Is Offering a Cluster of Scandinavian-Inspired Cabins Starting at $70K
A New Prefab Company Is Offering a Cluster of Scandinavian-Inspired Cabins Starting at $70K
Latvia’s My Cabin has created three prefab structures—a sauna, an office space, and a home—that can be purchased à la carte, or as one turnkey retreat.
A Cedar-Clad Cabin With a Glass “Sunroof” Rises on a Hillside in Norway
Along the Nordic nation’s southeast coast, Line Solgaard Arkitekter creates a magical family getaway that stands in symbiosis with its surroundings.
A Remote Chilean Cabin Appears to Float Above the Forest Floor
In the Andes, architect Sergio Araneda creates an ecological refuge that embraces the surrounding woods and treads lightly on the land.
A Tiny, Prefab Cabin Soaks Up Riverside Views in Chile
This temporary accommodation for traveling professors tilts toward the water like the bow of a boat.
An Angular Black Cabin in Coastal France Honors the Bucolic Landscape
Designed by two Bordeaux-based architects as their family vacation home, the 850-square-foot structure sits on raised platforms that allow the surrounding ecosystem to prosper.
A Chilean Cabin Rises Amidst Ancient Trees in the Andes Mountains
Returning to its roots, local firm Iragüen Viñuela Arquitectos creates a gable-roofed vacation home while preserving the surrounding flora.
An Enchanting Cabin of Wood, Glass, and Steel Entices Visitors to Rural Wisconsin
Designed by Sala Architects, Metal Lark Tower is the first cabin to open at Nordlys Lodging, a 140-acre property where nature rules.
At 820 Square Feet, This Glass-Ensconced Cabin Feels Bigger Than It Is
At 820 Square Feet, This Glass-Ensconced Cabin Feels Bigger Than It Is
With its large covered porch and glazed walls, the Beaver Creek Cabin frames the forest like a picture.
To Design a Cabin in New Zealand, Its Architect Looked to the Sky
Birds fluttering overhead gave Barry Connor inspiration for the compact cabin, which is positioned for some of the most spectacular night-sky viewing in the world.
A Tubular Steel Cabin Cantilevers Above a Lush Hillside in Russia
Chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov creates an alluring hideaway in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park.
This Compact Tasmanian Cabin Is a Testing Ground for Sustainable Design
Architect Jiri Lev’s home is a prototype for forward-looking architecture that could make a positive societal impact in Australia.
The Ursa Off-Grid Tiny Cabin Is as Sustainable as It Is Stylish
Inspired by the idea of a living organism, Madeiguincho designed a 188-square-foot cabin that collects, stores, and reuses rainwater and produces food and energy.
A Bare-Bones Hunting Shelter on Mallorca Becomes a Sunny Retreat
Mariana de Delás revitalizes an old stone hut, devising a portable “solar wheelbarrow” to recharge its batteries.
This Spruce Cabin in Switzerland Is Like a Grown-Up Tree House
On family property, architect Lionel Ballmer builds a compact home almost entirely out of wood.
An Architect Helps Longtime Family Friends Rebuild After a California Wildfire
Risa Boyer designs a tiny, light-filled cabin for a retired couple after a devastating fire.
Two DIYers Erect an Off-Grid Cabin in the Canadian Rockies for Next to Nothing
Thanks to their savvy with salvaged materials and knack for bartering, Nathalie and Greg Kupfer constructed the micro-cabin for less than $50 in net costs.
This Canadian Cabin Is Equal Parts Woodsy Wonder and Scandinavian Chic
Surrounded by red maple and aspen trees, the home is a refined take on the classic Québecois sugar shack.
A Remote Cabin in New Zealand Celebrates Affordable Materials and Life’s Simple Pleasures
Located on a windswept site, this one-bedroom retreat is built to withstand the rigors of rural life, and it can sleep up to six guests.
A Tiny Circular Cabin With Rollable Walls Will Soon Open to Guests in Tuscany
Casa Ojalá installs its first adaptable, off-grid suite on a picturesque hillside in Italy’s Val d’Orcia region.
A Coastal Chilean Cabin Takes On the Elements With a Honeycombed Facade
Perched nearly 300 feet above sea level, Casa Panal braces for high winds while framing riveting views of the Pacific Ocean.
An Angular Black Cabin Rises From the Woods Near Vancouver
Inspired by Japanese ryokans and American coastal communities of the ’70s, an architect’s tranquil retreat embraces the wild.
15 Black Cabins That Make the Case for Dark Exteriors
These cozy cabins feature muted black exteriors that complement their natural settings.
A Cabin Made of Hempcrete Rises in a Remote Corner of the Czech Republic
Designed by Atelier Lina Bellovicova, House LO marks the country’s first residential project to use hempcrete, a sustainable and fire-and-mold-resistant material.
An Ecuador Couple Seek Out Adventure in a DIY Tiny Cabin on Wheels
The camper has a bed, workspace, kitchen, and bath—plus a whole lot of rustic, off-grid charm.
A Tiny Cabin for Migrating Birds Rises in Switzerland
The Bird Island House extends a warm, cozy perch to flocks on long-haul flights.
An Off-Grid Artist’s Retreat Pops Up on an Island Near Ireland
Dubbed Studio Drop, the tiny green cabin offers refuge for creatives seeking isolation.
Massive Sliding Doors Connect a Hawaii Home to Its Mountainside Settings
An off-grid getaway on O‘ahu produces all of its own electricity and opens wide to the landscape.