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

Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.
7 Most Eco-Friendly Countertops
We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.
This Modular Eco-Hotel Room Is Poised to Drop Into Nearly Any Setting
Part of a micro-architecture collection, this modular hotel suite provides sustainable and comfortable lodging that can be...
A Minimalist Cabin in New Zealand Is Crafted From Eco-Friendly Timber
Vertical slats give this elemental cabin in Cardrona Valley a graphic appeal.
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...
An Eco-Friendly Getaway Built With the Future in Mind
In a natural getaway outside of Mexico City, an architect builds a rugged home to last.
A Small Wisconsin Cabin Filled with Multifunctional Furniture
A father-son architectural duo experiment with a compact, modular home with flexible furniture arrangements.
Create a Healthier Home With These Eco-Friendly Furnishings
The Spring 2020 Collection from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams offers fabrics in a plant-based finish and rugs made from upcycled...
40 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Sustainability Obsessee
If their everyday mantra sounds something like “reduce, reuse, recycle,” these eco-conscious gifts won’t weigh on their...
An Eco-Friendly Connecticut Home Wants $650K
An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.
Eco-Friendly Safari Lodge in Africa's Okavango Delta
In the midst of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, surrounded by wild palms, fig trees, and African wildlife, is the luxurious yet...
This Eco-Friendly Shipping Container Is the Ultimate Nomadic Dwelling
Transforming ubiquitous corrugated boxes into sleek pop-up homes, shops, and shelters, Cocoon Modules is redefining what a...
A Community of Eco-Friendly Cottages Pops Up in Massachusetts
Modeled after New England barns and surrounding a shared garden, these sustainable homes form a forward-thinking co-housing...
An Updated, Eco-Friendly English Cottage Is Listed For $881K
This quaint cottage in the English countryside has been thoughtfully renovated and extended to house an array of modern,...
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
9 Eco-Friendly Beach Essentials That Are Kind to the Planet
Planning to hit the coast this summer? Put your dollars to good use by investing in these sustainable picks.
Inside Washington State's Steel Cabin On Stilts
This impenetrable getaway beautifully mixes form and function.
A Compact Prefab Cabin Draws In Spectacular Valley Views
This economical and eco-friendly 725-square-foot cabin is a cozy retreat in rural New Zealand.
This Compact Tasmanian Cabin Is a Testing Ground for Sustainable Design
Architect Jiri Lev’s home is a prototype for forward-looking architecture that could make a positive societal impact in Australia.
This Eco-Friendly Home Wears the South African Bush as Camouflage
Sunken in the earth and topped with native grass, this low-slung concrete home lets the landscape rule.
A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials
With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping...
Go Eco-Friendly Glamping in These Geodesic Domes in the Swiss Alps
Located at the foot of the Dents du Midi mountain range in the Alpine village of Les Cerniers, Switzerland, Whitepod is a hotel...
Rammed Earth Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Home to the Desert
Spanning a desert wash, a modern residence in Arizona embraces its natural surroundings with minimal impact.
Stay in a Tiny, Eco-Friendly House in a Portuguese Schist Village
Three former animal sheds take on new life as minimalist retreats in the tiny, rural village of Ferraria de São João in Portugal.
An Eco-Friendly Community Outside of Atlanta Celebrates Nature and Sustainability
Formed around the values of nature, passion, creativity, and community, this sustainably oriented community outside of Atlanta,...
Escape to the Australian Bush in Style With These Eco-Friendly, Luxe Tents
Set in the wilds of Western Australia, this holiday retreat offers off-grid lodging with the comforts of a luxury hotel.
Three Shipping Containers Form a Tiny, Eco-Friendly Home in Australia
A designer couple convert three shipping containers into a 530-square-foot, solar-powered dwelling on their family’s farm.
An Award-Winning Paul Rudolph Midcentury Gets an Eco-Friendly Revamp
You'd never guess this eclectic 1950s home started out as a humdrum municipal garage.
Eco-Friendly Prefabs and the Modern Mobile Home: Spotlight on Jennifer Siegal
Los Angeles-based designer Jennifer Siegal proudly embraces prefabricated design—and is on a mission to remove negative...
Stacked-Wood Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Camp to the Montana Landscape
In the wilds of Bigfork, Montana, a green family compound by Flathead Lake invites visitors to reconnect with nature.
These Eco-Friendly Backyard Furnishings Will Be the Talk of Your Next Pool Party
Gloster’s guilt-free outdoor furniture and decor effortlessly bring sustainability and style to the backyard.
Soak Up the Magic of Patagonia at This Eco-Friendly Geodesic Dome Retreat
Nature lovers looking for an unforgettable experience would do well to stay at EcoCamp Patagonia—an award-winning, sustainable...
This Eco-Friendly Bed-and-Breakfast in Italy Is the Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Escape
Less than an hour drive from Venice or Verona, La Mugletta is a modern B&B located in the Euganean Hills of Northern Italy.
A Smart Layout Maximizes Space in This Compact Urban Beach Apartment in Barcelona
Though small in size, this cozy little renovated apartment for two in Barcelona’s beachside neighborhood of La Barceloneta has a...
Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Products Make the Most of Upcycled Materials
The selection includes an Icelandic table built from wool textile board and ceramic sconces made of industrial “red mud” waste.
Take in the South African Countryside in This Shipping Container Eco-Cabin
Nestled on a family farm, this South African shipping container cabin is completely off the grid.

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