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This Tiny Alpine Cabin Promises Better Stargazing Than Your Local Planetarium
A totally transparent roof offers a clear but cozy view of the heavens for less than $90 a night.
Sweden’s Ultra-Instagrammable Accordion House Just Hit the Market for $210K
The former fishing cabin features an extension that expands like a turtle’s head coming out of its shell.
A Matte Black Cabin Steps Down the Steep Slopes of Norway’s Stokkøya Island
On the windswept Norwegian island of Stokkøya, a holiday cabin built from local timber connects deeply to the landscape.
Welcome to Your New Office, the Creative Cabin
This minimalist cabin was designed specifically with 21st-century work trends in mind.
This Shou Sugi Ban Cottage Blends In With its Lakeside Surroundings
Bigger isn’t always better—this lakeside cottage has a low-lying form that disappears into the surrounding landscape.
A Baltic Sea Beach House Mimics the Extreme Light and Dark of High-Latitude Living
With a bright but soothing interior, the Estonian seaside getaway draws decorative inspiration from its natural surroundings.
This Thatched Cottage in Denmark Is Surprisingly Sleek Inside
Architects John Lassen and Joanna Tench renovate the summer home of their dreams.
This Pristine A-Frame Cabin Glows Like a Lantern in a Redwood Forest
A bright-white interior breathes new life into a dark, retro cabin in Western Sonoma.
A Compact Prefab Cabin Draws In Spectacular Valley Views
This economical and eco-friendly 725-square-foot cabin is a cozy retreat in rural New Zealand.
This Minimalist Ski Cabin in Whistler Shines in Every Season
A streamlined mountain home in British Columbia offers year-round residents elevated log cabin vibes.
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.