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

14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.
This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Hot Tub
Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.
Go Off-Grid in Russia With This Bright Red Prefab Cabin
Airlifted into place via a helicopter, this energy-efficient alpine shelter adds a vibrant pop of color to a snow-covered...
How to Build an Off-the-Grid Cabin
Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible.
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the...
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...
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.
This Cedar-Wrapped Cabin Mimics its Natural Surroundings With Ease
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
A Tiny Cabin Is This Writer’s Off the Grid Getaway
On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green...
The Ursa Off-Grid Tiny Cabin Is as Sustainable as It Is Stylish
Inspired by the idea of a living organism, Madeiguincho designed a 188-square-foot cabin that collects, stores, and reuses...
This Black Prefab Cabin in Uruguay “Melts” Into the Woods
The modular design by iHouse is clad with sustainably sourced wood in a black finish, making it at home with the forest in more...
Take in Panoramic Desert Views in This Off-Grid Cabin
An entrepreneur-turned-DIY builder expands his eco-friendly Yucca Valley property with this translucent desert structure.
This 100% Off-Grid Cabin in Chile Was Built for $165K
Completed in six short months, ZeroCabin Krul is a self-sufficient getaway near the Andes mountains and the Patagonian fjords.
11 Prefab Woodland Cabins With Storybook Appeal
From traditional, gabled dwellings to rounded pods, these prefab cabins offer an idyllic retreat into the woods.
Go Off The Grid With These Remote Rental Cabins in Cornwall
Standing above the ground, the architectural hideaways of Kudhva allow you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking English...
Prefab Units Cluster Together in This Off-the-Grid Guesthouse
Sustainable features keep this prefabricated building, designed by MOS Architects, cool and energy-efficient despite its New...
These Sleek Prefab Cabins Radiate Scandinavian Style
Koto prefab cabins not only bring chic, minimalist design to the housing market, but also a new way of living.
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
This Off-Grid Prefab Is All About Location, Location, Location
The sleek design from Stockholm-based iOhouse doesn’t rely on utility hookups, allowing you to live in luxury wherever you want.
10 Prefab Log Home Companies
Although log homes have traditionally been associated with Abraham Lincoln or a bucolic existence, they can actually be turned...
A Secluded, Off-Grid Cabin Echoes Stunning Minimalist Design
Tucked away on an island off the coast of Tasmania, this tiny cabin only features two pieces of furniture.
Go Off-Grid in This Prefabricated Cor-Ten Steel Cabin
Available for as low as $55,000, the Artist Bothy is a multipurpose, prefab hut designed to promote a creative spark in residents.
These Luxe New Prefab Homes Are Designed for Off-Grid Living
Tiny living meets luxury in these Bauhaus-inspired shipping container homes.
Experience the Serenity of the Catskills With This Off-Grid Shipping Container Cabin
Located two hours north of New York City, this shipping container cabin boasts sustainable design and cozy glamping comforts.
6 Off-Grid Prefab Homes For Self-Sufficient Living
Whether you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint, retreat into nature, or simply reduce your utility bills, get inspiration...
An Off-the-Grid Prefab in Australia Uses Salvaged Iron as Camo
Disguised as a humble farm shed, the prefabricated Tintaldra Cabin is a cool, contemporary home that goes completely off the grid...
This Off-Grid Turkish Cabin Features a Nifty Pulley System
Pulley-operated walls and windows open the door to indoor/outdoor living in this tiny prefab cabin.
These Snug, Off-Grid Cabins in Canada Start at $141 a Night
Run by a husband-and-wife team, each of Cabinscape’s tiny homes is a cozy wilderness retreat.
A Patagonian Prefab Cabin Is Built to Withstand Volatile Climates
This elevated prefab cabin along the Chilean Andes has a buffer zone that helps protect it against harsh climatic conditions.
Go Stargazing in This Off-Grid Glass Prefab Nestled in the Desert
An idyllic glass house that's perfect for stargazing offers a surprisingly comfortable immersion in one of Europe’s most extreme...
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.
A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire Is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat
Perched atop a soaring granite outcropping, I-Kanda Architects' Cabin on a Rock is a modernist hideaway.
This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction
A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.
Serenity Awaits at These Prefab Cabin Rentals on Vashon Island
The light and bright 570-square-foot units are just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington, perfect for a weekend...
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Ten prefabricated cabins make up this floating hotel that offers privacy and relaxation in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France.
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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