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 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.
 - 2 years ago
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.
 - 2 years ago
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...
 - 2 years ago
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.
 - 2 years ago
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.
 - 2 years ago
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
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Black Shack Architects design a modern motocross shelter in an elemental way.
 - 2 years ago
A Whistler A-Frame
A Whistler A-Frame
If the multiple languages and accents overheard in lift lines and on gondolas tell any kind of a story, it’s that everyone from everywhere with a serious interest in skiing or...
 - 2 years ago
Ski Lift
Ski Lift
This New York turned ski bum took a little piece of the city to the mountains, and never looked back.
 - 10 years ago
A Family's California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
A Family's California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
In Truckee, California, the charred cedar–clad Martis Camp 141 celebrates its mountainous surroundings.
 - 3 years ago
Modern Weekend Ski Home
Modern Weekend Ski Home
A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
 - 4 years ago
A Minimal Writer's Retreat in the Pacific Northwest
A Minimal Writer's Retreat in the Pacific Northwest
Lowering the shutters on this small writer’s retreat completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive island views.
 - 7 years ago
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
 - 6 years ago
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...
 - 2 years 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