The promise of cabin living is that with a little land and some ingenuity we can have simpler times and more nature.

Out of the Valley Cabin
A perfect destination for visitors to Devon, England who love the environment and seek serene, natural surroundings, as well as...
First-Class Cabins
From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local...
Little Cabins on the Prairie
With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a...
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...
14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.
How to Build an Off the Grid Cabin
Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible.
The Durable Yet Comfortable Cabin in the Woods
A steeply sloped site in the Wisconsin forest, plus an equally steep budget, led architect Brian Johnsen to reinvent the...
A Little Cabin Reaches Such Great Heights
When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the...
Growing Upward and Outward, a Cabin Expansion Mirrors the Trees
The shape of a tree’s canopy inspires the expansion of a ramshackle cabin in Quebec.
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins are not only space-efficient, but also carefully...
101 Best Modern Cabins
What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.
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...
A Swedish Summer Cabin That Sits Above and Among the Trees
Perched on stilts, a minimal timber-frame cabin rises in Sweden's Archipelago.
Inside Washington State's Steel Cabin On Stilts
This impenetrable getaway beautifully mixes form and function.
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.
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.
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
This Cozy Retreat Holds the Cure for Cabin Fever
A constellation of cabins in Norway strikes the perfect balance between public and private space.
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...
Getting to this Tiny Prefab Cabin in Western Norway Is an Adventure
A lakeside prefab in Norway is a study in idyllic seclusion.

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