Whether you’re interested in renting one for the weekend or dreaming of moving into a tree house, explore these cabins and get in touch with your earthy side.

Two Tiny Cabins Perched on Plinths Take In Valley Views in Poland
Two Tiny Cabins Perched on Plinths Take In Valley Views in Poland
SAN Architektura cantilevered the retreats on stone bases to give guests the sensation of hovering above the landscape.
This $32K Backyard Prefab Office Features Walls of Windows
MuuwSpace’s tiny cabin promises a new outlook on working from home, but is insulated from the elements to help keep you focused.
This Glamping Retreat in Brazil Revels in the Elemental Experience of Fire
A tiny cabin built as a refuge during the pandemic features a wood-burning stove and hot tub, an outdoor firepit, and a parrilla for cooking over open flame.
A Maine Couple Find Their Passion for Design in an Island Cabin Renovation
A Maine Couple Find Their Passion for Design in an Island Cabin Renovation
The 1969 summer house needed a gut remodel—so Carisa Salerno and Aaron Levin rebuilt it piece by piece: “In the end, we feel like we built a sculpture, not a...
These Beach Shack–Inspired Prefabs Along U.K.’s North Sea Are Big on Nature
The series of three tiny cabins by Koto form a destination resort that plugs visitors into a pristine setting in Northumberland.
A Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Remote Italy Is as Easy to Take Apart as It Was to Build
Llabb Architettura creates an experimental retreat made entirely of plywood in the mountain town of Tartago.
A Surfer Couple Build an All-Black Off-Grid Cabin on a Seaside Bluff in Chile
Timber-clad interiors make it cozy while wall-length windows capture sweeping vistas of the Pacific.
This Seaside Shack in New Zealand Mimics a Seagull’s Wings
Architect Conor Dolman gave the wood-clad cabin a folded roof to make it look like a bird in flight.
Before & After: A Wood-Laden Lake Tahoe Cabin Gets a Dose of Scandi Cool
Innen Studio and Gallois Interiors freshen up a fusty retreat with subtle texture, Nordic furniture, and a color palette that reflects its scenic setting.
A Svelte $79K Prefab Cabin Promises to Work as Well in Your Backyard as It Does in the Woods
UK studio Aylott & Van Tromp’s design aims to feel like a hotel suite, but the firm isn’t telling you what to do with it.
Unplug Like Patrick Star in One of These Rock-Like Prefab Cabins in Rural Hungary
Unplug Like Patrick Star in One of These Rock-Like Prefab Cabins in Rural Hungary
Design firm Hello Wood wants to generate new interest in the picturesque Balaton Uplands with a series of monolithic structures.
3 A-Frame Cabins You Can Buy or Build Yourself for Less Than $25K
Whether you’re a die-hard DIY-er or would rather have a cabin dropped in place, these sleek, simple designs will have you covered.
A T-Shaped Cabin Hugs a Forested Hillside in Chile
Its three arms stretch out to catch the best views of Ranco Lake and the Andes Mountains.
Budget Breakdown: A Couple Roll Up Their Sleeves to Revamp a Colorado A-Frame for $164K
Amy Pigliacampo and Corey Szopinski brave snow, fire, and falling trees as they transform a ’70s cabin into a Scandinavian-style retreat.
One Night In Snøhetta’s Remote Hiking Cabin In the Norwegian Wilderness
On an impromptu road trip, my friends and I squeezed in a quick stay at the recently rebuilt Tungestølen cabin complex in western Norway.
A Santiago Couple Build Four Cabins—and a New Life—in Chile’s Lakes District
Leaving the bustling city behind, a psychologist and an engineer start over with a set of rentable retreats clad in reclaimed wood.
A Cozy Cabin in Southern California Conceals a Screening Room Fit for Cinephiles
This newly renovated Airbnb offers L.A.–based nature lovers an escape from the city's oppressive heat and bustle.
This South African Glamp-site Asks: What If “Moonrise Kingdom” Were Real?
Inspired by the art direction of Wes Anderson, this playful campsite offers a gleeful escape from the world.
A Massive Glass Front Slides Open at This Off-Grid Cabin in Australia
Every room features a view at the sustainable retreat, but hoisting the window provides an even deeper connection to its river setting.
A Central Courtyard at This Sierra Nevada Retreat Evokes the Feel of a Campsite
The concrete-and-steel home by Faulkner Architects gives one family a refined escape in the mountains of Northern California.
A Cabin Perched on the Rugged, Remote Chilean Coast Is Equally Extreme
Architects Umberto Bonomo and Felipe Alarcón used a wedge-shaped wall to guard the concrete and glass home from the elements while still capturing ocean views.
Neon and Day-Glo Meet Pine in This Rental Cabin in the Wisconsin Woods
With inspiration pulled straight from movies, Carhartt, and even Kanye West, the Airbnb—designed and built by two friends—went viral on TikTok for being anything but your typical...
A Band of Whiskey Lovers Finds Refuge in Rural Virginia
Remote life is good. Remote life in a cabin with whiskey is even better.
Charred Timber Clads a New Rentable Tiny Cabin in Germany
Architect Sigurd Larsen teams up with Raus to build an off-grid escape near Berlin.
An Off-Grid Cabin Wrapped in Glass Hunkers in a Hawaiian Forest
The boxy, modernist-inspired design synchs with its tropical setting thanks to a generous deck and wall-height windows and doors.
A Hut in the Italian Alps That Braced Against the Elements Now Revels in the Dramatic Landscape
Luconi Architetti Associati took a boarded-up utilitarian structure and installed large windows with wood coverings that open to mountain vistas.
11 Tiny Prefab Cabins Pop Up in the Woods of Portugal
Summary harnesses the power of prefabrication to create a set of compact homes on a breathtaking site.
A Black Cabin Designed Like a Camera Frames the New England Countryside
Through a viewfinder-esque front door is a wall of windows that capture wooded Vermont surroundings.
A Family of Four Joins Hands to Build Two Tiny Homes in Washington
Upon relocating to the Methow Valley, a family finds their compact cabin to be a little too cozy—so they roll up their sleeves and break ground.
A Designer Peels Back Layers of Linoleum and Shag Carpet to Rescue a ’60s A-Frame
This Donner Lake cabin by Holly Snow Hollenbeck makes the grade with swervy furniture, clever built-ins, and terrazzo galore—and it just hit the market for $1.5M.
Three Magical Tiny Cabins Take Root in a Maine Forest
Bouffard & Bowick draw inspiration from traditional boatbuilders to create a set of rentable retreats in the coastal town of Sedgwick.
This Tiny Boathouse in Norway Is a Private Retreat in Plain Sight
The windowless cabin by Handegård Arkitektur grants a one-way vista that’s aimed out over the North Sea.
A Family’s Matte Black A-Frame Becomes More Than a Weekend Getaway
This striking, 1,800-square-foot cabin in the Catskills is a study in contrast.
A Cabin Springs Up Above a Dry Creek Bed in a Chilean Forest
On a rocky bank, Hebra Arquitectos builds a breezy home that opens wide to nature.
8 Scandinavian Cabins That Master the Art of Minimalism
These vacation homes and cabins in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark feature sophisticated but pared-down interiors that complement their serene surroundings.