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

A Little Cabin Cantilevered Over a Rocky Ledge in the Mountains
When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the...
Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.
Little Cabins On the Prairie
With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a...
10 Gravity-Defying Cantilevered Homes
Ranging from the dramatic to the understated and modest, these 10 homes use suspension to thrilling effect.
A Norwegian Summer Cabin Embraces the Rocky Terrain
Balancing on irregular, rough-hewn rocks along the Norwegian coast, this renovated summer cabin near a town called Larvik in...
An Updated Farmhouse in Lithuania Cantilevers Over a Parkland Setting
Referencing the farmhouse vernacular, Valley Villa features asymmetrical gables and sustainable, Kebony wood cladding.
A Black Gable Cantilevers Over the Entrance to This Rhode Island Home
The bold yet minimalist residence sits lightly on the land and engages with the surrounding scenery.
Moving Mountains
Rebuilding on a challenging site in Mill Valley, California, a couple optimize a winning view that was there all along.
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.
Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size
Two modest cabins in coastal New Zealand make waves with their respectful approach toward their environment.
A Tubular Steel Cabin Cantilevers Above a Lush Hillside in Russia
Chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov creates an alluring hideaway in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park.
These Geometric Cabins in China Seem to Float Over a Hillside
Tasked with revitalizing a rural area with agricultural tourism, Shanghai–based firm ZJJZ builds a minimalist cabin cluster...
A Rustic-Modern Cabin Inspired by Japanese Bungalows and Shou Sugi Ban
This mountain retreat’s design is Appalachian by way of Japan.
Cozy Up to the Great Outdoors With These Mountain Cabin Essentials
Our picks include a handmade coffee table, a kettle collection, and a Bauhaus-style bee hive.
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
Set atop a woodland ridge with views of Lake Michigan, this charred, timber-wrapped home boasts warm interiors and a functional...
A Scandinavian-Style Community Thrives in the Rocky Mountains
Designed by architect Anna Lindstrand for the grounds of a former farmstead, Lykke is an agri-community with a strong connection...
A Chilean Cabin Rises Amidst Ancient Trees in the Andes Mountains
Returning to its roots, local firm Iragüen Viñuela Arquitectos creates a gable-roofed vacation home while preserving the...
A Mesmerizing Cabin in Puget Sound Evolves Over Several Decades
First built in 1959 as acclaimed architect Jim Olson's first project, a modest bunkhouse in the woods grows into an extraordinary...
An Adventurous Couple Build an A-Frame Cabin in the Mountains of Quebec
Available on Airbnb, La Cabin Ride & Sleep is a 256-square-foot base camp for mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and more.
A Mountain Getaway in Chile With Over 700 Avocado Trees Asks $1.1M
Casa El Maqui is a sustainable home with spectacular views of its verdant surroundings.
Two DIYers Erect an Off-Grid Cabin in the Canadian Rockies for Next to Nothing
Thanks to their savvy with salvaged materials and knack for bartering, Nathalie and Greg Kupfer constructed the micro-cabin for...
A Little Black Cabin Keeps Things Simple for a Family of Four in Vermont
Keeping to a strict budget without skimping on quality meant whittling this home down to the essentials.
How to Build an Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas for just over $118,000
Stocked with green features, an inexpensive off-the-grid retreat in Arkansas provides its owner peace of mind through its...
This Sun-Soaked Sydney Residence Sits on a Sandstone Ledge
Architect Emili Fox saw the cliff not as a challenge but as an opportunity to build a wellness-focused home for her family.
Fawning Over Flora
Flora Grubb Gardens, the hippest plant merchant in the Bay Area, takes up residence in a new building as green as it is...
Take a Modern British Holiday in a Gleaming Cantilevered Barn
Balancing Barn, a cantilevered rental house in England that sleeps eight guests, offers countryside views of both the ground and...
This DIY Couple Craft a Tiny Cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains for Less Than $35K
In search of a Bay Area retreat, Jeff Waldman and Molly Fiffer purchased a piece of land on which to experiment and gain new...
Budget Breakdown: Two Couples Turn a Dated Cabin Into a Dreamy Mountain Retreat for $39K
A family bands together to overhaul Alpenglow Cabin, a cozy hideaway in the peaks of Colorado.
Before & After: A 1974 Airstream Renovation Radiates Modern Mountain Cabin Vibes
In just four months, Colorado Caravan transforms a 1974 Airstream Overlander into an airy “home away from home” for a family of...
First-Class Cabins
From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local...
Out of the Valley Cabin
A perfect destination for visitors to Devon, England who love the environment and seek serene, natural surroundings, as well as...
Here's What Norse Mythology and Modern Architecture Have in Common
From skiing to soaking up the sun, a family retreat for all seasons.
Big City, Little Loft
New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters.
A Hovering House in the Welsh Hills That You Can Call Your Own For a Week
With a section that hangs over a river, this four-bedroom vacation rental in Wales echoes Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater...
12 Lovely Little Lofts
Making the most of a little spare loft space can add a whole new dimension to your home. Here are a few creative examples.
This Cantilevered Home in Austria Takes In All the Views
Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the second level, providing a panoramic perspective over rolling green hills.

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