Architecture and design ideas for modern farmhouses, barns, and modern out buildings represent a wish to get back to the land. Here we present ideas for renovating old buildings as well as examples of new modern construction in the country.

Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
Farmhouse In Girona, Spain
A beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse located in a picturesque medieval village in...
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been...
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.
32 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...
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create...
6 Eco-Minded Prefab Companies in Seattle
As an environmental leader, Seattle is a hotspot for sustainable prefab home companies.
This Farmhouse Design is a Modern-Day Fairytale
This spacious design is everything one can wish for in a house.
16 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.
Top 5 Thoughtfully Updated Farmhouses and Barns of the Week
By paying homage to their roots, these updated dwellings strike a balance between past and present to stunning effect.
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...
Escape to a Winter Fairytale at This Eco Retreat in the Italian Alps
Sustainable design, prefab construction, and warm hospitality combine at this winter retreat in a cinematic Alpine setting.
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...
An Eco-Friendly Connecticut Home Wants $650K
An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.
20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition
With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone...
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...
Escape to the Wilds of Tasmania in These Eco-Minded Pavilions
Perched on pink granite cliffs, a series of prefab pavilions offer a luxe, back-to-nature experience in one of Tasmania’s oldest...
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.