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The World’s Most Popular Airbnb Is a Geodesic Cabin in California
In the redwoods of Aptos, California, a tiny treetop cabin holds the crown as Airbnb’s most visited listing in the world.
These Geometric Cabins in China Seem to Float Over a Hillside
Tasked with revitalizing a rural area with agricultural tourism, Shanghai–based firm ZJJZ builds a minimalist cabin cluster called the Woodhouse Hotel.
This Norwegian Cabin Hunches Under a Protective Hood
Built to withstand powerful winds and rain, Hytte Imingfjell is a mountain cabin with a distinctive, hood-like roof.
A Little Cabin Cantilevered Over a Rocky Ledge in the Mountains
When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the project to new heights.
A Funnel-Shaped Cabin Soaks Up Light, Sea Breezes, and Forest Views
Oriented towards the landscape, this modern home in Ecuador embraces stunning ocean and forest views.
20 A-Frame Homes We Love
A-frame homes have an iconic appearance that has stood the test of time—and they continue to capture the imagination today.
A Dutch Sculptor’s Prefab Cabin Has Curved Pinewood Walls
Built as a live/work space for a sculptor, Indigo by Dutch practice Woonpioniers is an eco-friendly, prefabricated cabin with bent wooden walls.
This Secluded Micro Cabin Perches Lightly in the Brazilian Forest
Built with materials carried to the site by hand, Chalet M is a 270-square-foot cabin that treads lightly on its woodland site.
Snøhetta’s New Cabins in Oslo Offer Refuge For Long-Term Hospital Patients
Designed on behalf of the Friluftssykehuset Foundation, the Outdoor Care Retreat serves as a physical and physiological respite for patients and their families.
10 Crazy Cliffside Retreats That’ll Take Your Breath Away
Want to experience breathtaking views and the thrill of living on the edge? A visit to one of these cliffside retreats will do the trick.
A Yoga Teacher’s Tiny Home on Wheels Goes Off-Grid in Greece
Making the long journey from Scotland to the island of Crete, this eco-friendly tiny home serves as a summer retreat.
With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of locations: a simple structure built in the heart...
These Nordic A-Frame Cabins Offer Thrilling Treetop Views
Inspired by Nordic folklore and fire towers that dot the surrounding forests, PAN Treetop Cabins by architect Espen Surnevik make for a fairy-tale holiday.
How to Age Gracefully in Japan
An architect designs a retreat of pointed huts to serve an elderly community.
This Egg-Shaped Cabin Provides Shelter for Arctic Circle Travelers
A 150-square-foot cabin gives hikers a comfortable place to rest and recharge in the rugged mountains of Hammerfest, Norway.
Escape to a Winter Fairytale at This Eco Retreat in the Italian Alps
Sustainable design, prefab construction, and warm hospitality combine at this winter retreat in a cinematic Alpine setting.
Gorski Kotar House
A beautiful cabin inspired by a walnut tree.
The Site Shack Is a Tiny Prefab Cabin That Sets Up Anywhere in a Snap
At under 100 square feet, the 8' x 12' Site Shack includes just the essentials: a wood-burning stove, a desk, and storage.
An Architect in Chile Transforms an Uninhabited Island Into a Hideaway for Friends and Family
A series of elemental cabins perch right on the water in the Chiloé Archipelago.
Alpine Noir Is a Cozy, Modern Ski Chalet at the Foot of Mount Hood
This matte black cabin with abundant personal touches is a welcoming, low-maintenance family retreat.
An Architect Builds a Quiet, Wabi-Sabi Weekend Cabin in New York
The Pond House mirrors and honors its surroundings in both form and function.
This Dizzying Prefab Is Perched on the Edge of the Italian Alps
Bivacco Luca Pasqualetti is a cliffside prefab shelter designed to inspire remote alpine explorations and honor a fallen mountaineer.
20 Modern Winter Cabins We’d Love to Hole Up In
Designed to amplify nature, these cozy, modern cabins invite you to embrace the simple life.
One Family’s Cabin Retreat in Washington Takes Inspiration From a Native Bird
Designed for a family of avid birdwatchers, a series of cabins takes notes from the nest of the native killdeer.
Dwell’s Top 10 Cabins of 2018
Contemporary, cozy, and oh-so charming—these woodsy homes prove cabin fever can indeed be a very good thing.
This Modern Cabin in Canada Looks Like a Gigantic Pair of Binoculars
Perched on a mountain in Quebec, Canada, this modern cabin resembles a pair of binoculars peering out over the land.
A Split-Level Cabin in Norway Is a Cozy Family Hub
Stairway to Heaven by Wood Arkitektur + Design uses heat-treated pine and bricks to fashion a casual family retreat.
Get Off the Grid and Recharge at This Tiny Cabin in Virginia’s Countryside
The Lost Whiskey Cabin is a digital detox dwelling in Marshall, Virginia, that invites guests to unplug, slow down, and reconnect with nature—and each other.
Sleek Geodesic Domes Make Up This Canadian Eco-Retreat
Dômes Charlevoix in Quebec features three kit domes that have been decked out by Bourgeois/Lechasseur Architectes.
A Hideaway Planned for Slovakia’s Malá Fatra Mountains Draws Inspiration From the Great Outdoors
Planned for a site in western Slovakia’s Malá Fatra Mountains, this contemporary cabin is designed to embrace the surrounding natural habitat.