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

A Minimalist Cabin in New Zealand Is Crafted From Eco-Friendly Timber
Vertical slats give this elemental cabin in Cardrona Valley a graphic appeal.
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.
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 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...
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...
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...
An Eco-Friendly Connecticut Home Wants $650K
An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.
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...
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...
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.
The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.
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,...
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...
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.
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.
10 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas From Coyuchi’s Design Director
From persimmon vinegar that supports regenerative agriculture to the perfect organic percale sheets, these picks from Whitney...
Inside Washington State's Steel Cabin On Stilts
This impenetrable getaway beautifully mixes form and function.
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...
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.
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.