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.

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.
 - 3 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
A Design Competition Unveils a Pop-Up Hotel Concept That’s Soon to Hit the Welsh Countryside
A Design Competition Unveils a Pop-Up Hotel Concept That’s Soon to Hit the Welsh Countryside
Beginning in the spring of 2017, a series of eight pop-up hotel cabins will emerge in three secret locations throughout the Welsh countryside.
 - 2 years ago
Go Stargazing in Snøhetta’s Towering Addition to Sweden’s Treehotel
Go Stargazing in Snøhetta’s Towering Addition to Sweden’s Treehotel
Guests can now book a stay in the 7th room, a cabin that seems to float in a pine canopy with views of the Lule River and the northern lights.
 - 2 years ago
Photo of the Week: Trio of Cozy Cabins with Planted Roofs
Photo of the Week: Trio of Cozy Cabins with Planted Roofs
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
 - 3 years ago
Eco-Friendly Rustic Cabin Retreat in Canada
Eco-Friendly Rustic Cabin Retreat in Canada
With windows recycled from a Toronto skyscraper, Barerock is both rustic cabin and high-tech, eco-friendly retreat.
 - 10 years ago
A High-Altitude Cabin, Renovated Farmhouse, and Mobile Prefab Round Out This Week's 10 Best Homes
A High-Altitude Cabin, Renovated Farmhouse, and Mobile Prefab Round Out This Week's 10 Best Homes
From modern classics to mountainside abodes, here's what to check out this week.
 - 2 years ago
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
 - 4 years ago
Photo of the Week: Prefab Cabin with Green Add-Ons
Photo of the Week: Prefab Cabin with Green Add-Ons
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
 - 3 years ago
Getting to this Tiny Prefab Cabin in Western Norway Is an Adventure
Getting to this Tiny Prefab Cabin in Western Norway Is an Adventure
A lakeside prefab in Norway is a study in idyllic seclusion.
 - 3 years ago
A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape
A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape
Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet.
 - 3 years ago
Three Joined Cabins Turn This Virginia Retreat Into a Modern Take on Camp
Three Joined Cabins Turn This Virginia Retreat Into a Modern Take on Camp
For some people, building a house may seem like a daunting commitment to permanence—a kind of spatial lockdown.
 - 2 years ago
Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin?
Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin?
Adventure calls on this Norwegian island that hosts cantilevered glass cabins and endless possibilities for the explorer at heart.
 - 2 years ago
Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design
Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design
It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia needed a quiet workspace that was nearby, but...
 - 6 years ago
Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway
Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway
Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up.
 - 4 years ago
Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
 - 5 years ago
This Modern Cabin Is the Ideal HQ For a Family in Alaska
This Modern Cabin Is the Ideal HQ For a Family in Alaska
In the shadow of Denali mountain, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.
 - 5 years ago