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

Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa
Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the...
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
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.
A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa
It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept.
An Elegant South African Home Embraces Mesmerizing Views
Located in the wine region of Benguela Cove, this modern family retreat is well suited to make the most of its unique natural...
This Modern Matte Black Cabin Is a Dreamy Weekend Retreat
Tucked away in Basque Country, Heva is a tiny prefab cabin that opens up to the landscape.
Top Design Cities 2019: Cape Town, South Africa
Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo steers us through the design destination of Cape Town with his recommendations.
A Hotelier Realizes a Modern Barn For His Family’s Retreat in South Africa
In the Elgin Valley, a simple rural form by Scott + Partners sets the foundation for an indoor/outdoor getaway.
A South African Architect Designs an Off-Grid, Modern Home For Her Parents
Requested to build "nothing that looks like a house," an architect creates a barn-inspired retreat with its own conservatory to...
Stacked Shipping Containers Create a New Model For Urban Living in South Africa
This modular building composed of 140 shipping containers is designed to revitalize and revamp the downtown core of Johannesburg,...
An Inviting South African Cottage Embraces its Seaside Locale
Clad in timber and well-connected to the outdoors, this retreat in the village of Kommetjie is a nod to traditional cottage...
Sustainable in South Africa
What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit.
An Architect Builds a Quiet, Wabi-Sabi Weekend Cabin in New York
The Pond House mirrors and honors its surroundings in both form and function.
A Minimalist Retreat at the Edge of South Africa's Karoo Desert
Using local materials and building methods, a London-based firm crafts a serene home in South Africa.
Savvy Prefab Pod Concept For South Africans
The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.
Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa
Taking the reigns as 2014’s Design Capital of The Year, Cape Town is happening.
Spirit of the South
With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.
Modern Weekend Ski Home
A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
This South African Villa Lets You Bask in Divine Views
Hidden away in the Cape Overberg region of South Africa, Godswindow offers seclusion and breathtaking vistas.
Big Ideas for Cities Reach Chicago by Way of South Africa
Johannesburg-based design studio Counterspace was founded in 2014 by young architecture graduates Sumayya Vally, Sarah de...