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.

Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and...
 - 9 years ago
Retreat in the Aspen Grove
Retreat in the Aspen Grove
Studio B, a Colorado based architecture and interior design practice with offices in Boulder and Aspen, first designed the grandiose main residence in the backcountry a...
 - a year ago
A Northern Haven
A Northern Haven
North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.
 - 9 years ago
This Snowbound Pad Will Actually Make You Miss Winter
This Snowbound Pad Will Actually Make You Miss Winter
In Quebec's Eastern Townships, a home camouflages into the snow.
 - 2 years ago
Landscape, the Architect
Landscape, the Architect
High up in the mountains of Norway, the V-Lodge’s simplicity in design and choice of materials speak to its wild surroundings.
 - 2 years ago
Find Sanctuary in This Chalet in the Italian Alps
Find Sanctuary in This Chalet in the Italian Alps
La Pedevilla blends traditional and contemporary elements in the alpine landscape of South Tyrol, Italy.
 - 2 years ago
Straw Tech
Straw Tech
When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and...
 - 9 years ago
Quietly Swiss
Quietly Swiss
A chalet shaped after the surrounding mountains of Les Jeurs.
 - 2 years ago
Just Getting to This Remote Patagonian Retreat Is an Adventure
Just Getting to This Remote Patagonian Retreat Is an Adventure
A vacation home for a Chilean family rises on stilts from a rocky cliff, enjoying idyllic views of Lago Todos los Santos.
 - 2 years ago
Red Cedar Is the Key Ingredient of This Wooded Cottage For Sale
Red Cedar Is the Key Ingredient of This Wooded Cottage For Sale
Located just an hour-and-a-half away from Chicago, a three-bedroom modern cottage in Michigan City, Indiana is for sale for just under 900K.
 - 2 years ago
7 Breathtaking Tree Houses You Can Actually Rent on Airbnb
7 Breathtaking Tree Houses You Can Actually Rent on Airbnb
While tree houses are frequently available for residence within imaginary kingdoms, fantasy novels, and the landscape of our childhood memories, they're harder to come by in the...
 - a year ago
A Lakeside Home Brings a Scandinavian Sensibility to the Midwest
A Lakeside Home Brings a Scandinavian Sensibility to the Midwest
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.
 - 2 years ago
This Snug Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Good Enough to Live In
This Snug Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Good Enough to Live In
A tiny outbuilding offers a cozy living space inside a simple shell.
 - 3 years ago
How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.
 - 4 years ago
La Maison Haute by Atelier Pierre Thibault
La Maison Haute by Atelier Pierre Thibault
La Maison Haute is a minimal home located in Quebec, Canada, designed by Atelier Pierre Thibault.
 - 2 years ago
Take Me Home
Take Me Home
A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...
 - 10 years ago
Hiding Out in Montana's Rocky Mountains
Hiding Out in Montana's Rocky Mountains
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
 - 2 years ago
By the Book
By the Book
This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable solution for the down-at-heel looking to put down roots.
 - 9 years ago
Off the Beaten Path
Off the Beaten Path
A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.
 - 9 years ago
Surf Shacks 026 - Mason St. Peter
Surf Shacks 026 - Mason St. Peter
Since first starting this series, we’ve been haunted by images of Mason St. Peter and Serena Mitnik-Miller’s cabin hideaway perched in a hillside of Topanga Canyon and have been...
 - 2 years ago
On the Rock
On the Rock
Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.
 - 10 years ago
When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.
 - 8 years ago
A Couple’s Cherished Vacation Home is Given a Second Life
A Couple’s Cherished Vacation Home is Given a Second Life
By building a modern property next to their traditional cabin, a couple starts fresh on familiar land.
 - 2 years ago
Forgo the Tent and Give a Tiny House a Test Drive
Forgo the Tent and Give a Tiny House a Test Drive
Giving users a taste of the tiny house movement, one startup offers compact cabins for short stays.
 - 2 years ago
Backcountry Haven
Backcountry Haven
Professional backcountry snowboarders Zach and Cindi Lou Grant modernize a run-down A-frame cabin outside of Park City, Utah, to help them access untracked powder and follow their...
 - 2 years ago
Camping with Dad Just Got Cooler
Camping with Dad Just Got Cooler
A father and son built an off-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods.
 - 2 years ago
Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.
 - 4 years ago
Cottage Industrious
Cottage Industrious
A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square feet.
 - 2 years ago
A Fire Lookout Tower From the 1930's is Preserved as a Rustic Getaway
A Fire Lookout Tower From the 1930's is Preserved as a Rustic Getaway
We heads to the mountains of Montana for a chilly night in this high-altitude cabin with a...
 - 2 years ago