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.

A Lean Cabin in Washington Dismantles the Indoor/Outdoor Divide
A Lean Cabin in Washington Dismantles the Indoor/Outdoor Divide
In Washington’s Methow Valley, a modern cabin with an outdoor living room allows views of the surrounding woodland and meadow to perforate its volume.
 - 2 years ago
Get Back to Basics by Staying at One of These Modern Cabins
Get Back to Basics by Staying at One of These Modern Cabins
If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t keen on roughing it up in a tent, then consider renting one of these well-designed cabins that will immerse you in nature...
 - 2 years ago
Passage of Time
Passage of Time
A Welsh design competition yields pop-up hotel concepts that celebrate a rich history of folklore.
 - 2 years ago
Add These Cabins to Your Bucket List
Add These Cabins to Your Bucket List
Picturesque views and a year-long waitlist earned Wisconsin's Candlewood Cabins a spot on Esquire’s impossible...
 - 2 years ago
Winter Is Coming. Why Not Buy This Log Cabin–Style Villa in Finland?
Winter Is Coming. Why Not Buy This Log Cabin–Style Villa in Finland?
There’s room for you and everyone you know at this $4.3-million ski house, so consider going in on it with some friends.
 - 2 years ago
A Modern Mountain Lodge That Will Make You Love Winter Like Never Before
A Modern Mountain Lodge That Will Make You Love Winter Like Never Before
The cultural renaissance that continues to thrive in New York’s Hudson Valley extends its reach to the Catskills with an eclectic mountain chalet that’s been updated by...
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10 Tiny Happy Hawaiian Huts
10 Tiny Happy Hawaiian Huts
It's often said that small is beautiful, and some believe that all you really need in order to be happy, is a hut and a heart.
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16 Inviting Countryside Cabins
16 Inviting Countryside Cabins
In 1845, one of America's most famous writers, Henry Thoreau, built a small home for himself on Walden Pond, a piece of property owned by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.
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Get the Modern Camping Experience You Crave at One of These New Secluded Retreats
Get the Modern Camping Experience You Crave at One of These New Secluded Retreats
As the perceptions of what a travel shelter should look and feel like has continued to adapt, Collective Retreats has been secretly experimenting with their own nature-immersed...
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Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat
Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat
Balancing public and private spaces and facilitating the merge of indoors and outdoors, a series of white cedar-clad volumes create an idyllic lakeside getaway for an extended...
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A Plunging Roof Carves Out Space in This Park City Home Offered at $2.4M
A Plunging Roof Carves Out Space in This Park City Home Offered at $2.4M
Clad in shou sugi ban cedar with a sculptural roof that cuts through the home, this property in Park City, Utah, also features passive solar design and smart home technology.
 - 2 years ago
A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium
A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium
For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view.
 - 6 years ago
Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood
Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect.
 - 10 years ago
Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest
Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest
In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.
 - 5 years ago
12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options
12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options
While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to remote places while maintaining the trappings of...
 - 2 years ago
Alfie the A-Frame and 10 Other A-Grade Accommodations
Alfie the A-Frame and 10 Other A-Grade Accommodations
Sophisticated and undeniably modern, A-frame houses still exude a certain simple and rustic charm, especially when it comes to renting one for a weekend break.
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10 Tiny Cabin Homes That Will Have You Headed to the Forest
10 Tiny Cabin Homes That Will Have You Headed to the Forest
Tiny homes have officially become a thing.
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10 Superb Surf Shacks
10 Superb Surf Shacks
The surfer subculture has evolved over the years since it burst to prominence in the '60s as a counterculture way of life.
 - 2 years ago
Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
An architectural idealist, Kristofer Nonn answered an online job posting for an ecological builder in Venezuela.
 - 9 years ago
This Island Retreat Practically Embodies Simple, Rugged Scandinavian Design
This Island Retreat Practically Embodies Simple, Rugged Scandinavian Design
Designed and built by Stockholm based Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, this dwelling joins a number of structures—such as a boathouse and guesthouse—owned by one family and used for...
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This Cozy Retreat Holds the Cure for Cabin Fever
This Cozy Retreat Holds the Cure for Cabin Fever
A constellation of cabins in Norway strikes the perfect balance between public and private space.
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This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand
This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand
Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.
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A Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
A Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
Seeking simplicity and open space, a Boulder-area couple settled on a wooded hilltop with views of the mountains and the city.
 - 2 years ago
Photo Essay: Enchanting Tree Houses
Photo Essay: Enchanting Tree Houses
Do you ever wish you could live like Tarzan - in seclusion, high above the ground, amongst trees and nature? Well, we have a solution for you: build a tree house.
 - 2 years ago
A Playful Summer Home with Some Serious Angles
A Playful Summer Home with Some Serious Angles
This architect thinks of everything for his summer escape, pizza oven included.
 - 3 years ago
Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.
 - 4 years ago
Peaceful Panopticon
Peaceful Panopticon
A hike to the Park Butte fire lookout on Mount Baker, Washington, tracks the forgotten history of the sparse observation towers that were once manned year round.
 - 2 years ago
This Retreat in the Cascades is a Bold Take on the Modern Cabin
This Retreat in the Cascades is a Bold Take on the Modern Cabin
An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.
 - 2 years ago
Here's What Norse Mythology and Modern Architecture Have in Common
Here's What Norse Mythology and Modern Architecture Have in Common
From skiing to soaking up the sun, a family retreat for all seasons.
 - 2 years ago