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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.
These Self-Sufficient Island Cabins in Finland Have All the Comforts of Home
Designed for both work and play, this peaceful escape includes a traditional Finnish sauna and a workshop.
Dwell’s Top 10 Cabins of 2019
From windswept bluffs to lakeside woods, these ambitious outposts embrace the wild without sacrificing creature comforts.
This Charming Wooden Barn in the Netherlands Utilizes Every Part of the Tree
Century-old oak trees are fused with modern-day materials to create a barn rooted in the past that serves the present.
A Matte Black Cabin Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Rustic and Refined
In Michigan, a hillside retreat embraces the unique topography of its site with a dynamic layout that overlooks killer views.
These Tiny Cabins in Poland Offer Creature Comforts in the Woods
Set in the pine forests and beaches of Lubiatowo, these tiny cottages are an idyllic getaway.
This Corn Crib Guesthouse Honors Agrarian Architecture
The nostalgic shape gets a modern update at a guesthouse in central Ohio.
This Cor-Ten Steel Cabin Is a Woodland Escape for the Generations
A couple ask Olson Kundig to build on a family legacy in Vermont.
These Mirrored Forest Cottages in Ukraine Reflect the Great Outdoors
Located in Ukraine’s Poltava region, these new guesthouses are camouflaged amidst their surroundings—and no trees were uprooted during their construction.
Glass Walls Wrap a Prefab Boathouse on a Remote Ontario Lake
Building Arts Architects transported materials by barge to the rocky shore of Kawagama Lake, and erected the spectacular boathouse by hand.
A Prefab A-Frame at the Foot of Washington’s Slopes Lists for $746K
Grab your skis—this two-bedroom cabin is less than two miles from the Summit at Snoqualmie (and only 28 miles from Seattle).
The Bookworm Cabin Is a Bibliophile’s Dream Come True
A Polish entrepreneur and an architect create the perfect cabin for unplugging, kicking back, and getting lost in a good book.
How Tree House Master Pete Nelson Built an Empire in the Woods
Now that the TV series “Treehouse Masters” is wrapped, we catch up with builder Pete Nelson to hear the story behind his arboreal empire, and what’s on the horizon.
Top 5 Cabins of the Week That Perfectly Define “Cozy”
Fall is finally here and we’re itching to get out of the city and enjoy the great outdoors.
12 Stunning Glass Cabins You Can Rent Right Now for a Dream Getaway
When it comes to cabins, wood is good—but glazing is amazing.
An Angular Cabin Is Perfectly Poised to Soak Up Breathtaking Forest Vistas
Set on a forested Vancouver Island lot nestled between mountains and ocean, this sculptural house follows the contour of the land.
One Couple's Imagination Goes Wild at a 1967 Weekend Retreat
Offbeat furnishings are kindred spirits to an architectural oddball in the Hudson Valley.
In the Virginia woods, two architects devise an economical solution to a couple’s need for space.
We’re Nuts About This Acorn-Shaped Cabin on an Island in British Columbia
An owner/builder remodels a unique 1970s home while prioritizing ocean views and natural materials.
This Tiny Modular Cabin Is Just for Kids—and We’re Totally Jealous
Koto’s first children’s cabin combines minimalist design and sustainable materials with flat-pack perfection.
An Architect and His Preteen Daughter Built This Tiny Backyard Retreat Together
On Bainbridge Island, Jim and Hannah Cutler create a cabin for reading and working.
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
Growing Upward and Outward, a Cabin Expansion Mirrors the Trees
The shape of a tree’s canopy inspires the expansion of a ramshackle cabin in Quebec.
Fall Under the Spell of This Remote Glass Cabin in Norway
This year-round mountain retreat is a spectacular escape in the Norwegian wilderness.
11 Prefab Woodland Cabins With Storybook Appeal
From traditional, gabled dwellings to rounded pods, these prefab cabins offer an idyllic retreat into the woods.
“Cabin Porn: Inside” Is Here—and it's a Treasure Trove of Outdoor Dreaminess
Ready to command your coffee table, the second Cabin Porn book is packed with more than 70 awe-inspiring outdoor retreats.
Who Wore it Best? Two Remote Cabins Are Clad in Shou Sugi Ban
The Japanese technique of preserving and antiquing wood makes for a bold finish—especially against the palette of the great outdoors.
This DIY Couple Craft a Tiny Cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains for Less Than $35K
In search of a Bay Area retreat, Jeff Waldman and Molly Fiffer purchased a piece of land on which to experiment and gain new skills, one task at a time.
A Tiny Cabin in Rural Sweden Pops With Red Pinewood
A couple’s 269-square-foot getaway features a crimson exterior and an unfinished pine plywood interior.
Students Build a Tiny Prefab Cabin in the Woods For Less Than $14K
In Finland, two students with little experience but a lot of gumption design a minimalist home in the woods and build most of it—from the roofing to the stovepipes—on their own.